2021 was a year of growth for both business units:
DE added more Designers in order to try and keep up with soaring demand from its Automated Equipment Customers. In the post COVID world manufacturers could not find enough workers so they were turning to automated systems instead. This influx of work overwhelmed many of DE’s Machine Build customers Engineering Departments requiring them to outsource their overflow work to companies like DE to keep up.
F3DP was running a 2-week backlog all through the first half of 2021 and in July a second MJF machine was purchased and installed in order to help with the backlog.
A 3rd MJF material was added specifically for end use part production: PA-12 GB.
Paul gave another Design for Additive Manufacturing presentation at an all online Solidworks World.
Our building sits on the edge of a large farm field that is surrounded by woods. During hunting season its not uncommon to see deer moving across this field during the morning and late afternoon. Will Finkler, one of our Designers on the DE team, is an avid bow hunter and noticed that a large Buck was moving through this field on a somewhat regular basis so he started bringing his bow to work with him. One morning he looked out his window and noticed this Buck was walking across the field, lets just say the rest is history, but you can see from the picture below that Will was successful in his stalk. All the other bow hunters in the building were Jealous!