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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
Sync-More Progress Update 11-21-2023

Sync-More Progress Update 11-21-2023

Sync-Mor Putting Assistant: Exciting Progress Updates on Our Innovative Golf Companion

We are thrilled to share the latest advancements in the development of the Sync-Mor Putting Assistant, a game-changer in the world of golf. As we move closer to bringing this innovative product to your hands, let’s dive into the exciting updates.

Final Design: A Vision Realized

We have reached a significant milestone in our journey – the final design for the production version of the Sync-Mor Putting Assistant is now complete! This design embodies our commitment to quality, functionality, and aesthetics, ensuring that our product not only enhances your game but also appeals to your sense of style.

Perfecting the Print: Precision and Quality

Our team is currently engaged in meticulous printing tests. The goal is simple yet ambitious – to achieve the finest quality while reducing the need for post-processing. This step is crucial in ensuring that each unit of the Sync-Mor Putting Assistant meets our high standards of perfection.

The Ultimate Gift Set:

We have decided on a displayable case for the Sync-Mor gift set. This case is not just a container; it’s a statement of simplicity and elegance, and a testament to the premium quality of the product within.

Ball Marker

 

Personalized Ball Marker: A Touch of Individuality

Adding a personal element to the gift set, we have completed the design for a personalized ball marker. This feature is more than just functional; it’s a way to make your Sync-Mor experience truly your own.

Javelin Golf Tee

“Javelin” Golf Tees: Innovation Meets Design

We are also excited to announce the completion of the design for the “Javelin” golf tees. These tees are a part of the gift set and will also be available separately. Their unique design is not just visually appealing but also engineered for performance.

Precision-Cut Foam Inserts: Ensuring Protection and Presentation

Our development team is diligently working on the laser cutting paths for the foam inserts that will be featured in the gift set box. These inserts are designed to not only protect the contents but also to present them in the most appealing and organized manner.

As we continue to make strides in the development of the Sync-Mor Putting Assistant, stay tuned for more updates. With the pre-order period drawing to a close, this is an opportune moment to become a part of this exciting journey. Embrace the future of golf with Sync-Mor and elevate your game to new heights!

Warm regards,
The Sync-Mor Team

Revolutionizing Investment Casting: Spectra3D’s Breakthrough in Large Form 3D Printing

Revolutionizing Investment Casting: Spectra3D’s Breakthrough in Large Form 3D Printing

Revolutionizing Investment Casting: Spectra3D’s Breakthrough in Large Form 3D Printing

Embracing the Future with Advanced FDM Technology

Investment Casting pattern with measurement

In the dynamic world of manufacturing, the advent of 3D printing has been nothing short of revolutionary, transforming how we conceptualize, design, and create products. Standing at the forefront of this innovation is Spectra3D, a company that has made remarkable strides in the field of large form investment casting through the use of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM).

A Leap in Manufacturing: FDM for Large Casting Patterns

FDM technology, known for its precision and versatility, has traditionally been confined to smaller-scale productions. Since 2016, Spectra3D has expanded the horizons, leveraging this technology to produce large casting patterns for investment casting. This breakthrough not only accelerates the production process but also opens up new possibilities in terms of design complexity and customization.

Casting Pattern ready for dipping

The Spectra3D Edge: Pioneering in Precision and Scale

At Spectra3D, the focus is not just on size but also on precision and quality. Their advanced FDM printers can handle large-scale projects without compromising on the intricate details and accuracy essential for high-quality investment castings. This capability is crucial in industries such as aerospace, automotive, and heavy machinery, where precision is paramount.

Benefits and Implications for the Industry

The implications of this technological advancement are far-reaching. By utilizing FDM for large form investment casting, manufacturers can:

  1. Reduce Lead Times: Traditional methods for creating large casting patterns are time-consuming. FDM streamlines the process, significantly reducing the time from design to production.
  2. Increase Flexibility: Customization becomes more feasible with 3D printing, allowing for more intricate designs and on-demand production.
  3. Reduced Costs: The efficiency of FDM in creating large patterns directly translates into cost savings, as it reduces the need for multiple iterations and material wastage.

A Step Towards Sustainable Manufacturing

Additionally, Spectra3D’s approach aligns with the growing trend of sustainable manufacturing. By minimizing waste and optimizing material use, FDM for large form investment casting presents an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional manufacturing methods.

The Future Is Here

The journey of Spectra3D in mastering the art of large form 3D printing for investment casting is not just a testament to their innovation but a beacon for the industry at large. It exemplifies how embracing advanced technologies can lead to more efficient, flexible, and sustainable manufacturing processes.

As we look towards a future where the boundaries of manufacturing continue to expand, Spectra3D’s achievements in large form 3D printing stand as a pioneering example of how technology can propel an industry forward. The possibilities are vast, and the future looks promising for manufacturers ready to embrace this cutting-edge technology.

Raw casting after initial cleanup
Product Development at Spectra3D

Product Development at Spectra3D

Product Development at Spectra3D

Sync-More putting assist

The Sync-Mor putting assist device iterations.

We at Spectra3D are excited to embark on a new adventure as an organization of creative individuals who love 3D printing! Our 3D printing and production services are recognized for high-quality 3D-printed creations. Now, we’re expanding our horizons and becoming a full-fledged product development and sales firm. We are always committed to providing exceptional quality, creativity, and customer happiness. We begin our adventure with our Etsy shop.

This exciting new venture allows us to explore the design of one-of-a-kind products. We still plan to offer our customers an eclectic array of enchanting items through our pocket totems and worry stones. With our wealth of experience and passion for 3D printing, we at Spectra3D are determined to keep pushing the limits of our creativity.
 
 
Benefits of 3D Printing for Jigs and Fixtures

Benefits of 3D Printing for Jigs and Fixtures

Benefits of 3D Printing for Jigs and Fixtures?

Resin Printed Fixtures

3D printing has revolutionized the way we manufacture parts and components for a wide range of industries, and one of the key areas where it has made a significant impact is in the production of jigs and fixtures.

Jigs and fixtures are specialized tools that are used to hold, support, and position workpieces during manufacturing processes. They are essential for ensuring the accuracy and repeatability of complex manufacturing operations, and are widely used in industries such as aerospace, automotive, and medical device manufacturing.

Subtractive Manufacturing Methods

Traditionally, jigs and fixtures were made using subtractive manufacturing techniques such as milling or lathing, which involve removing material from a block of metal or plastic to create the desired shape. This can be a time-consuming and expensive process, particularly for complex or customized jigs and fixtures.

Additive Manufacturing

3D printing, on the other hand, allows manufacturers to quickly and easily produce jigs and fixtures using an additive manufacturing process. This involves building up layers of material to create the desired shape, rather than removing material. This can be done using a variety of materials, including plastics, metals, and even ceramics.

Key Benefits

One of the key benefits of using 3D printing for jigs and fixtures is the ability to rapidly prototype and iterate designs. This allows manufacturers to quickly test different designs and make modifications as needed, without the need for expensive and time-consuming prototyping processes.

In addition, 3D printing enables the production of customized jigs and fixtures for specific applications, without the need for expensive tooling or specialized equipment. This can be particularly useful for companies with low volume or highly specialized production requirements.

Conclusion

Overall, the use of 3D printing for jigs and fixtures has the potential to significantly reduce manufacturing costs and lead times, while also increasing design flexibility and customization. As 3D printing technology continues to advance, we can expect to see an even greater adoption of this technology in the production of jigs and fixtures in the future.

Announcing our new addition – The Makera Carvera CNC

Announcing our new addition – The Makera Carvera CNC

Announcing our new addition!

The Makera Carvera CNC

Spectra3D is excited to announce the acquisition of a new Makera Carvera CNC machine, designed to give us additional options for the way our customers approach their projects. The Carvera is a fully automatic desktop CNC machine, specifically tailored for makers, engineers, and designers, and it comes with a plethora of innovative features. With its quiet and easy-to-use design, this machine offers auto tool changing, auto probing, and auto leveling, making it a truly hands-off experience. 

The Carvera enables us to provide small format 3-axis and 4-axis machining, allowing for the creation of 3D models using a variety of materials, including plastic, wood, and even metal. With the Makera Carvera, our customers can now create a wide array of products, from simple machined plaques and art pieces to custom components and prototypes, expanding Spectra3D’s creative possibilities and productivity.

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