The InterPRO Blog

January 26, 2017

Designing a 3D Printed Tesla Turbine

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.
January 6, 2017
Metal X Part

Markforged Introduces The Metal X, an Industrial Revolution

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.
December 19, 2016

Case Study | Turning up the heat for testing: UCONN’s Formula SAE Race Team

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.
December 12, 2016

How to Dye Nylon Parts

There are limited color combinations for parts directly off the Mark One Printer. There is an easy solution to this problem, dye.
November 21, 2016

Markforged Introduces the Onyx Series: A New Lineup

The Onyx series brings quality 3D printing products to more customers
November 3, 2016

A Case Study: Cutting costs at InterPRO with Markforged

How InterPRO cut costs using Markforged's Eiger software
October 17, 2016
Our new Markforged 3D printer, the Mark X.

Markforged introduces the Mark X

Markforged introduces the Mark X
July 7, 2016

Markforged Turret Lathe Specialists Success Story

Turret Lathe Specialists accelerated their lead time with Markforged for large volume productions without reducing their ability to help customers with rapid prototyping or short volume runs.
July 5, 2016

Video from the MarkForged InterPRO Webinar: 3D printing stronger parts with Onyx

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.
May 20, 2016

Mark One Cutting Both Textiles and Costs in Industry

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.
May 19, 2016
hand holding stool

Cast Urethane Furniture Design

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.
May 5, 2016

The Wolf of Wall Street Gets Some 3D Printed Assistance

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...
April 27, 2016

Case Study: Convergent Dental

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.
April 15, 2016
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Announcing High Temperature Materials – HSHT Fiberglass

Today, we’re excited to announce the release the first new high performance material for our Mark Two Enterprise Kit customers — High Strength, High Temperature (HSHT) Fiberglass!
February 24, 2016

The Mark Two

Our customers love pushing the envelope. We wanted to provide them with a tool that evolved the technological breakthroughs of the Mark One to deliver stronger parts faster, and in smaller geometries.
January 24, 2016
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Tooling and Fixtures made with MarkForged

Today we've got three stories about using the Mark One composite 3D Printer to make strong tooling, jigs and fixtures.
January 22, 2016

Is Cast Urethane right for your project?

InterPRO offers urethane castings - plastic parts with material properties similar to engineered production plastics. This bridge-tooling method is often used to span the low volume step between prototypes and production.
December 14, 2015
Cool Whip Container

How to 3D Print a Part with the Characteristics of a Cool Whip® Container

So you are working on a project. It needs to be flexible and strong. When you show your boss, he says the following,"It needs to feel like a plastic a Cool Whip® container!" Enter Somos® 8120.
November 13, 2015

Case Study: Replacing an Aluminum Tool Mount with a 3D Printed Bracket

A part of the culture of Autometrix is innovation and a focus on quality. Several members of the Autometrix design team have experience with 3D printing using maker level desktop 3D printers. When MarkForged came onto their radar, the idea that 3D printed parts might find a place at Autometrix was readily accepted.
November 13, 2015

Mech Engineer Mike‘s Composite Cable Clamp

Dan Topjian, Sr. Application Engineer at MarkForged likes to keep things neat and ordered. While cleaning up the shop, Dan decided a reinforced nylon and Kevlar® cable clamp was exactly what he needed.