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

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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

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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

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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

The Star-Lord helmet from “Guardians of the Galaxy” features various Stratasys 3D Printed parts

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

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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

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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...]

3D Printed Injection Molds Reduce Product Lead Time By 97%

3D Printed Injection Molds Reduce Product Lead Time By 97%

Did you know that you can create up to 97% lead time reduction for the production of injection mold tools for prototype parts by introducing 3D printing into your tooling process? At Whale, a leading manufacturer of water and heating systems, injection mold tools are being 3D … [Read more...]

3D Printing Featured on CNBC The Profit

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When Marcus Lemonis isn’t running his multi-billion dollar company, Camping World, he goes on the hunt for struggling businesses that are desperate for cash and ripe for a deal.  In the past 10 years, he’s successfully turned around over 100 companies.  Now he’s bringing those … [Read more...]