DE was starting to find its groove; the Engineering Team had established a reputation as a skilled group of Machine and Automation Designers and the customer base of machine builders was starting to grow exponentially.
F3DP made a HUGE bet the company investment into the HP MJF technology and brought an HP MJF 4200 system running Nylon 12 in house. We had the 4th MJF machine in the state of Michigan.
The thesis around this investment was that DE’s machine build customers were trying to use more 3D printed parts on their projects and they were finding a lack of 3D Printing companies who understood what they needed. The plan was that F3DP would be perfectly positioned to fill this need.
The fun continued at work, taking day trips to the range, getting on the news to talk 3D Printing, baby themed Halloween costumes, and a wood chuck meeting its end out the engineering office window to Nick and his compound bow.