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Agile Manufacturing adds Carbon printers to new larger facility


October 30, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Agile Manufacturing, supplier of 3D printing and rapid manufacturing solutions, has expanded its additive manufacturing facility by 6,000 square feet to accommodate its new partnership with Carbon.

With the addition of the Carbon M2 printer and training, Agile is the first Canadian production partner for Carbon, which is based in California. The building expansion will house the new Carbon printers lab, as well as a warehouse and office space.

Carbon Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology makes it possible to consistently produce predictable isotropic mechanical properties, creating parts that are comparable to those made using traditional manufacturing methods such as injection moulding. With a wide range of properties, Carbon’s materials combine high resolution, exceptional surface quality and mechanical properties tuned for production with speeds that make tool-less high-volume production possible.

“Carbon’s materials and production speeds enable us to make end use parts in volumes between traditional AM and injection molding: 500 to 50,000 pieces,” says Richard Smeenk, president of Agile. “For example, if a customer has five versions of a part and needs 10,000 of each, with Carbon we can run all five parts, without tooling, on an as-needed basis.”

Agile, which also debuted a new website on Oct. 28, has been operating in the Greater Toronto Area for 16 years and now has a brand-new facility in Pella, Iowa serving customers across Canada and the U.S., with select customers on six continents.