Showmark, LLC Supplies Compact 3D Printer Filament Winders

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Showmark's Modular Takeup System (MTS) quickly produces neatly wound spools of 3D printer filament from a bulk spool or extrusion process with accurate length measurement and control.

Showmark, LLC has been pleased to work with inDimension3, an important player in the 3D printing business. inDimension3 produces high quality, low-cost 3D printers that are able to print objects as large as 16x16x21 inches. They also sell a wide variety of the consumable ABS, PLA, and Nylon 3D printing filaments that are used with many 3D printers from other manufacturers. inDimension3 uses Showmark’s Modular Takeup System (MTS) and wire payoff units to wind the spools and coils of material from their bulk supply spools. The MTS is a reliable and easy to use filament winding machine that produces spools and coils with neat and even layers of material. It winds at speeds up to 300 rpm and stops automatically at a desired length. It can also be provided with an electronic slip clutch for pulling at a settable tension from an extruder. The modular systems can be stacked on top of each other, so the capacity can grow with demand. For respooling from a bulk spool, Showmark’s easy to use payoff system controls the tension in the material as it winds.

Scott Markovitz, owner of Showmark, stated, “3D printing is considered one of today’s revolutionary technologies. The cost has dropped substantially in recent years, and proponents think the devices will eventually be almost as common in our homes as standard computer printers. They will fundamentally change the way we procure simple items." Scott added, “The next time an appliance breaks down in your home, you won’t have to call a repairman or wait for a part to be delivered. Instead, you will be able to download a computer file and quickly “print” the new part yourself. It is just like printing anything from your computer – except it will be a solid object that can be put to immediate use." Instead of an ink cartridge, objects are usually printed from a spool of plastic -or even metallic - 3D printing filament. The filament is melted as it is pulled through a heated print head. It is then precisely sprayed down in many layers to produce an object. Artists, Designers, and Engineers use 3D printers to instantly bring their ideas to life.

Showmark LLC is a manufacturer of winding machines for delicate materials such as optical fiber, fine wire, and other fine filaments. Standard and custom machinery includes respoolers, winders, coilers, payoff systems, takeup systems, and wire flatteners. Their machines are used in the telecom, aerospace, medical, solar, defense, and fishing industries.

You can find Showmark, LLC at http://www.showmarkcorp.com or call at 610-458-0304.

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