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Closing Sale Listings

Closing Sale Listings

Spectra3D Items for Sale

Please email info@spectra3d.com to purchase the item listed.

3D Printers for Sale

Stacker S4 XL 1

Stacker S4 XL 2

Stacker S4 XL 3

Asking $4,000 or Best Offer

Asking $2,500 or Best Offer

Asking $800 or Best Offer

Notes: Printer has 3 of 4 print heads working.

Notes: Printer has 2 of 4 print heads working.

Notes: Printer is not working. Can be rebuilt or used for parts.

  • Up to 4 print heads (4 parts at the same time).
  • Huge Build Volume: 610 mm x 610 mm x 610 mm (24″ x 24″ x 24″).
  • Accepts PLA, PETG, ASA and other 1.75 mm filaments.
  • Closed-loop servo motors.
  • Printer Size: 40.2″ x49.9″ x52.6″
  • Weight: 310 lbs.
  • Power requirements: 110v (printer) & 220v (heated bed).

 

What’s next for Steve and Jerry

What’s next for Steve and Jerry

What’s next for Steven and Jerry

Steven Schain

Steven will be moving on and getting back to his roots as The 3D Professor.

There, he will be providing clients with software training for Autodesk Inventor, Fusion, 3ds Max and more. Along with training services, The 3D Professor provides 3D design for additive manufacturing services, 3D scanning, and 3D printing consulting.

Steven can be reached at: the3dprofessor@gmail.com

For design and project inquiries or consulting services, please feel free to reach out directly via email.

Jerry LePore

Jerry will be opening his new company, 3D IPC.

He will be providing the same high quality 3D printing and resin casting capabilities like he has in the past.

You can reach him at: jlepore@3dipc.com

If you have any questions or upcoming projects please reach out directly via email.

Jerry and Steve look forward to continuing to work with you and are excited about where the future will take us.

Spectra3D Closure Announcement

Spectra3D Closure Announcement

A Fond Farewell and New Beginnings: Spectra3D Closure Announcement

Dear Spectra3D Family and Friends,

Today, we reach out to you with a heavy heart yet an optimistic spirit. Spectra3D, a beacon of creativity and ingenuity in the 3D printing landscape, is closing its doors on March 31st, 2024. Our journey has been nothing short of extraordinary, filled with challenges, achievements, and an unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with 3D printing technology.
 
Spectra3D started with a simple yet powerful vision: to bring dreams to life through the art and science of 3D printing. Over the years, we’ve worked tirelessly to create, innovate, and inspire. From intricate models to revolutionary prototypes, our work has not just been about printing objects but about forging connections, nurturing creativity, and inspiring future innovators.
 
Since its inception in 2007 by Steven as a design and software training company, venturing into 3D printer sales in 2013, and Jerry’s pivotal role in developing our 3D printing services in 2016, Spectra3D has been at the forefront of the 3D printing revolution. We began with a focus on the industrial casting market, offering groundbreaking solutions for casting investments. Our passion and curiosity drove us to expand into diverse sectors, including jigs and fixtures, cosplay, and beyond, touching the lives of many in over 300 companies.
 
Our journey was not just about business growth; it was about community. We introduced friends, acquaintances, and companies to the transformative world of 3D printing, fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration. The relationships we’ve built, the challenges we’ve overcome, and the successes we’ve celebrated have been the true measure of our journey.
 
The profound changes to the 3D printing service business model and the financial burdens incurred during the pandemic to keep our operations afloat were two significant challenges that influenced the decision to close Spectra3D. Despite our best efforts to adapt and persevere, these obstacles have led us to this juncture.
 
As we prepare to close this chapter, we are also looking forward to the opportunities that lie ahead. Jerry and Steven are already laying the groundwork for their next adventures, inspired by the lessons learned and the community built around Spectra3D. This is not the end of our journey but rather a pivot to new beginnings, where the spirit of innovation that defined Spectra3D will continue to thrive.
 
We are committed to ensuring a smooth transition for our clients and partners in the coming weeks. Our team will be reaching out personally to discuss the completion or transfer of ongoing projects and to answer any questions you may have. We aim to support you through this transition with the same dedication and professionalism you have come to expect from us.
 
As we say goodbye to Spectra3D, we want to express our deepest gratitude to each of you. Your support, trust, and collaboration have been the cornerstone of our success. The memories and achievements we have shared will forever be a source of pride and inspiration.
 
We invite you to stay connected with us as we embark on our new paths. The end of Spectra3D is not the end of the relationships we have built. Jerry and Steven are excited about the future and hope to collaborate with many of you again.
 
For any further information, questions, or just to keep in touch, please do not hesitate to reach out. Your thoughts, well-wishes, and continued support mean the world to us as we transition to new opportunities.
 
Thank you for being an invaluable part of the Spectra3D story. Here’s to new beginnings, to the adventures that await, and to the enduring spirit of curiosity and innovation that will guide us forward.
 
With heartfelt thanks and looking to the future,
 
With sincere gratitude,
Steven Schain & Jerry LePore
Embracing Sustainability 3D Printing’s Eco-Friendly Future

Embracing Sustainability 3D Printing’s Eco-Friendly Future

Embracing Sustainability: 3D Printing’s Eco-Friendly Future

Sustainability in the World of 3D Printing

Sustainable 3D printing

Overview

A new chapter is being written in the rapidly growing field of 3D printing: one that balances environmental responsibility with technological innovation. The question of how to make 3D printing more sustainable arises as this technology continues to transform manufacturing and design. In this article, we examine how 3D printing affects the environment and the advancements being made in this rapidly evolving field toward sustainability.

The 3D Printing Industry’s Environmental Impact

Known for its accuracy and productivity, 3D printing is frequently praised for producing less waste than conventional manufacturing techniques. But this technology has an impact on the environment that goes beyond waste minimization. A number of variables come into play, including the amount of energy used by 3D printers, the creation and disposal of printing materials, and the emissions produced during these operations.

Innovations in Sustainable Materials

The development of environmentally friendly materials is a significant advancement in sustainable 3D printing. PLA and other biodegradable plastics, which are produced from renewable resources like cornstarch, have gained popularity. In order to address the issue of plastic waste and lessen the demand for new plastic production, businesses are also looking into recycled materials.

Casting Pattern ready for dipping

Using Less Energy in 3D Printing

One important part of the environmental impact of 3D printing is energy consumption. The goal of printer design innovations is to use less energy. Every advancement is a step closer to a more environmentally friendly future, from software that optimizes printing paths for energy conservation to more effective heating mechanisms.

The Practice of Recycling and Reusing in 3D Printing

Reusing leftover materials from 3D printing has exciting potential. There is a growing movement to recycle plastics used in 3D printing, and some businesses are starting programs to collect used materials for recycling. Moreover, waste materials are being recycled into useful products using 3D printing, making it a perfect instance of the circular economy in action.

3D Printing’s Place in Sustainable Manufacturing

Beyond specific technological developments, 3D printing contributes to more sustainable manufacturing practices. 3D printing can drastically cut carbon emissions by facilitating local production and minimizing the need for transportation. Energy conservation is also aided by its capacity to produce lightweight, optimized parts in industries like aerospace and automotive.

In summary

It is essential that we incorporate sustainability at the heart of 3D printing as we embrace its promise. Through a focus on environmentally friendly materials, energy efficiency, recycling, and sustainable manufacturing techniques, 3D printing is not only revolutionizing the manufacturing industry, but also paving the way for a more sustainable future.

Raw casting after initial cleanup
Using Fused Deposition Modeling to Improve 3D Printing

Using Fused Deposition Modeling to Improve 3D Printing

Using Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) to Improve 3D Printing

Embracing the Future with Advanced FDM Technology

Film Reel Inserts

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is a mature and proven 3D printing technology. FDM is still revolutionizing how industries design and manufacture parts. Its adaptability and efficiency make it an excellent choice for a wide range of applications, from complex consumer goods to tough industrial components.

Material Flexibility

The materials that are compatible with FDM technology are diverse. It includes everything from basic thermoplastics to advanced composites with reinforcement for added strength. This variety enables the development of parts with specific characteristics such as thermal resistance, mechanical robustness, or flexibility. Manufacturers, for example, can print parts that can withstand high-stress environments, such as those found in the aerospace and automotive industries, using high-performance materials.

Print Precision and Quality

FDM is known for its precision, with the ability to fabricate parts with extremely tight tolerances. In particular, the new generation of FDM printers excel at producing parts with excellent surface finish and dimensional accuracy. As a result, FDM is a preferred method for applications where millimeter accuracy is critical, such as the manufacture of medical devices or precision instruments.

Applications

FDM isn’t just for prototyping. Because of its ability to create items that perform under pressure, the technology excels in the production of end-use parts. FDM-produced functional components are already in use across a variety of industries, withstanding the stress and strain of daily operation with ease. For example, at Spectra3D, we specialize in the production of functional jigs and fixtures for everyday production use.

Customization and complexity

The FDM process allows for the creation of complex shapes and internal geometries that would be difficult, if not impossible, to produce using traditional manufacturing methods. This level of customization is especially advantageous in markets where tailored solutions are in high demand, such as custom prosthetics and bespoke products.

Casting Pattern ready for dipping

Speed and cost-effectiveness

One of the most beneficial features of FDM is its fast turnaround time. It facilitates rapid prototyping and iterative design by shortening the design-to-production cycle, which can be vital to staying ahead in competitive markets. Furthermore, the cost savings associated with FDM, the result of less material waste and less labor, make it a more cost-effective alternative to traditional manufacturing.

Environmental Implications

Additive manufacturing processes are inherently more sustainable than subtractive manufacturing processes. It only adds material where it is required, reducing waste and supporting modern businesses’ environmentally conscious goals.

FDM stands out in the additive manufacturing landscape for its ability to produce high-quality, functional, and intricately designed parts quickly and sustainably. It is a key technology driving manufacturing evolution, providing a competitive advantage to businesses looking to innovate and excel in the fields they serve.

Discover the possibilities for your next project with Spectra3D’s FDM 3D printing, and embrace the future of manufacturing with confidence. FDM can provide the solutions you need to succeed whether you are in the business of creating commercial products or industrial machinery.

Raw casting after initial cleanup
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