A Tesla Turbine is a blade-less centripetal flow turbine patented by Nikola Tesla in the early 20th century. Like its bladed turbine counterparts, it converts moving fluids into energy. However, instead of using angled blades to rotate a shaft, it uses smooth, parallel discs. Fluids enter the turbine traveling tangent to the discs on the outer edge of the turbine, forcing rotation by means of viscosity and surface layer adhesion. As the fluid slows and loses energy, it spirals toward the center of the turbine and exits through the exhaust port.
From the company that revolutionized 3D printing with composite carbon fiber, comes a breakthrough in metal. The Metal X greatly accelerates innovation, delivering metal parts overnight using a new technology at a fraction of the cost. Leave 20th century manufacturing in the dust and create anything from industrial replacement parts to injection molds to working prototypes.
InterPRO Models has provided assistance to UConn’s student team for several years, helping them design and build better, faster race cars using additive manufacturing and Somos® high performance materials.
For more than 25 years InterPRO's team has helped engineers develop better products faster. The MarkForged Mark Two prints incredibly strong parts with Nylon, carbon fiber, Kevlar and Fiberglass. As a 3D printing service provider, InterPRO is uniquely qualified MarkForged value added reseller. We help our customers get the most benefit from their MarkForged investment, and we back them up with our in-house 3D printers.
Autometrix, maker of industrial textile cutting tools, produces long lasting equipment that cuts a wide range of textile materials. With the desire to push new designs forward faster, Jonathan Palmer, CTO, needed an inexpensive prototyping tool whose parts could match the strength of machined aluminum.
Jon’s novel stool design had to be both beautiful and functional, with enough strength to support a person’s weight and withstand the wear and tear of being stacked and roughly handled. After reviewing the 3D printed materials that were available, InterPRO determined that the required impact strength and rigidity could not be achieved with any 3D printing technology.
In 2013, InterPro were tasked with creating a 3D printed model of the luxury yacht featured in the movie, The Wolf of Wall Street. Here is an article published by the 3D Printing Industry Blog detailing the experience. It's not every day one gets to contribute to a Martin Scorsese movie...
Convergent was experiencing quality issues with engineering prototypes received from their supplier. They also needed guidance on how to design and cost effectively build the first production units to be field tested in dental labs. They contacted InterPRO for assistance.