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Merit3D launched Protoduction 4.0 program for mass-AM

The initiative offers three different "Paths" for customers with different requirements

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Utah-based AM service provider Merit3D, a specialist in using Photocentric technology for mass production applications, has created a new program called Protoduction 4.0. This program is designed to help people from three different situations to mass produce their products using additive manufacturing across the globe.

Path one, “Do Your Own”, helps users build their own prototype by giving them resources for learning 3D printing and then printing their own parts in the same parameters that Merit3D uses for mass production. In this case, customers do their own prototyping and design work and can utilize Merit3D when ready to mass produce.

Merit3D launched Protoduction 4.0 program for mass-AM offering three different "Paths" for customers with different requirements

Path two of Protoduction, known as “Let US Help”, uses Merit3D services more intensively. In this path, Merit3D helps with design and prototyping and mass-produces the final product.

Path three, “Start From Scratch”, is the most hands-on approach of the three. It enables customers who have an idea, but who don’t have a design, to see their product become a reality. Merit3D creates the design, tests prototypes, and mass produces the product.

Merit3D launched Protoduction 4.0 program for mass-AM offering three different "Paths" for customers with different requirements

As part of the Protoduction initiative, Merit3D has also upgraded its online estimate tool. Customers can now engage with their materials and pricing to a greater depth and make more informed decisions when it comes time to mass produce their products.

Based in Utah’s “Carbon County” Merit3D, was founded to create jobs. Dustless Technologies, Merit3D’s sister company had the original desire to bring their manufacturing back to the USA. Through the technologies used with Merit3D, the goal is to use emerging technologies in additive manufacturing to win mass manufacturing contracts.

Merit3D launched Protoduction 4.0 program for mass-AM offering three different "Paths" for customers with different requirements

This enables the company to create additive manufacturing sources for manufacturers to find engineering and products at comparable rates and quality as traditional manufacturing. Merit3D is working with many key partners in the additive manufacturing industry to provide and be a source of products in a wide range of solutions from cell phone cases to 50-foot metal buildings, and from medical parts to rubber-like parts.

Via the partnership with Photocentric, the company is looking to transform rural Utah into a mecca for advanced manufacturing solutions.


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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites and, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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