PENSA, a New York based design and invention consulting firm, recently integrated the MakerBot Method Performance desktop 3D printer into their product development workflow. Immediately, they have seen steep reductions in production times and the operating costs associated with 3D printing when compared with the industrial equipment they were using previously.
“PENSA is centered on invention, and we use 3D printing as a way to help us invent. The MakerBot METHOD allows us to be uninhibited in our testing – a crucial step for invention and design,” said Marco Perry, Co-founder, PENSA. “METHOD has proven itself to be an extremely reliable tool. The dimensional accuracy that we are getting with METHOD compared to any industrial FDM is as good or better than anything we have owned or used in the past. Before METHOD, we would only use industrial 3D printers to check for fit and finish. Now, we are using 3D printing earlier in our process, and we can run through iterations very quickly, using it to check for functionality, ergonomics, and mechanics.”