#HopeForTheFuture with Paul McCartney


If you’ve been following our social media accounts, then you’re probably aware that we were featured on Paul McCartney’s Instagram earlier today. With nearly 11K likes on his Instagram account and growing, you’re probably wondering what the deal is behind Purple Platypus 3D … [Read more...]

Katy Perry Uses 3D Printing for Prismatic World Tour


We are excited to share the news of how our Stratasys technology is illuminating the stage in the opening song of US pop star Katy Perry’s “Prismatic” World Tour. Vibrantly colored 3D printed mohawks were produced by leading Hollywood special effects company, and customer, Legacy … [Read more...]

Supporting Monarch Inc.’s Grand Opening with 3D Printing and Milling Solutions


On November 25, 2014, Purple Platypus supported Monarch Inc.'s grand opening of their new headquarters located at 1519 N. Norma St. Ridgecrest, CA 93555.  Monarch, Inc. (formerly known as Cal UAS) specializes in aircraft, software, and exclusive services including crop analysis, … [Read more...]

3D Printed Toyota FT-1 Concept Car For LA Auto Show


Recently announced in Detriot at the North American International Auto Show, Toyota revealed the stunning FT-1 sports car concept. First devised by Calty Design Research in the Sony PlayStation Gran Turismo game environment, FT-1 leapt from the screen to the stage in a … [Read more...]

3D Printed Sculptures by Artist Robin Eley


Purple Porcupine, a sister company to Purple Platypus, is proud to announce the successful partnership with artist Robin Eley, an Australian artist-in-residence.  PRISM, his latest exhibit, is now on display at the 101/EXHIBIT in Los Angeles, CA until November 29, 2014. This is … [Read more...]

3D Printed Movie Props and Costumes


Did you know that suppliers of movie props and costumes, like Stratasys customer FBFX Ltd., is revolutionizing the entertainment industry with 3D printing? FBFX Ltd. used Stratasys multi-material 3D printing technology to create various 3D printed pieces for the summer … [Read more...]

National Manufacturing Day 2014


Modern manufacturing environments are commonly thought of as dark, dangerous factories designed for low-skilled workers. However, the National Manufacturing Day movement addresses this misperception by giving manufacturers and distributors an opportunity to open their doors and … [Read more...]

Maximize 3D Printing Opportunities with Triple Jetting Technology

Maximize 3D Printing Opportunities with Triple Jetting Technology

Once again, Stratasys is giving designers and manufacturers more options to shape the way things are made with the introduction of its new Objet500 Connex1 and Objet500 Connex2 Multi-material 3D Printers. The new 3D printers combine multiple materials and high throughput for … [Read more...]

Buckle Up With SpaceClaim’s Easy-to-Use 3D Direct Modeling Software

Snap Fit Buckle File in SpaceClaim

You may be wondering, is SpaceClaim Engineer really that easy to learn and use for creating 3D models? With all the buzz about 3D printing, Purple Platypus is often recruited for speaking engagements within the Southern California community.  Just recently, we partnered with a … [Read more...]