20 years ago, we were on the pulpit, educating our peers and expressing the praises of additive manufacturing every day. Now, we are witnessing 3D printing cement itself as a part of today’s mainstream pop culture – what a fun progression to be a part of.
Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) December 22, 2014
Today marks the 20th anniversary of 3D printing and short-run manufacturing service provider Forecast 3D. Brothers Corey and Donovan Weber founded the company in 1994, starting with a single Stereolithography 3D printer (a 3D Systems SLA machine) in their garage. Inspired by the promise of the technology, the brothers began building prototypes and short run parts for a handful of customers. One of Forecast’s first projects involved a rubberized boot for the Apple Newton, the first handheld device preceding the iPad.
“20 years ago, we were on the pulpit, educating our peers and expressing the praises of additive manufacturing every day. Now, we are witnessing 3D printing cement itself as a part of today’s mainstream pop culture – what a fun progression to be a part of,” stated Donovan Weber, COO and co-founder. “Our mission today is to maximize the potential of what we can do for our customers’ projects and leverage what these technologies allow. We currently have all of the relevant technologies to offer multiple options for our clients, and we are excited to continue to build as new additive manufacturing technologies emerge.”
In October of this year, Forecast 3D expanded their manufacturing facility to 42,500 square feet. The team anticipates new industrial 3D printers to add to their arsenal of 3D printing technologies. Currently, Forecast 3D offers Stereolithography (SLA), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), PolyJET high precision color 3D printing, Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), CNC Machining, and RTV tooling. With the added capacity and technologies, the team looks forward to better serving mechanical engineers, research and development teams, designers, inventors, and anyone needing a prototype or production part built with the latest technologies and materials.
To celebrate their 20th anniversary, the team hosted a festive celebration filled with music, dancing, carnival games, and lavish costumes.
Those interested in learning more about Forecast’s 3D printing and short-run manufacturing services can visit http://www.forecast3d.com or submit a 3D CAD file design to https://dashboard.forecast3d.com to get started on a new project.
About Forecast 3D
Forecast 3D has been in the 3D Printing and short-run manufacturing space for 20 years and was recently voted by their employees as one of the 10 Best Places to Work in the US &amp;amp;amp;amp; Canada in Plastics News. Known for their quality of service and craftsmanship, Forecast 3D offers a diverse range of 3D printing technologies with SLA (Stereolithography), FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling), DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering), PolyJET high-precision 3D printing, SLS (Selective Laser Sintering), and CNC Machining, as well as being a leader in RTV Tooling operations.