Joslyn Manufacturing Co., Inc., a custom thermoformer of plastics, announced today the company recently invested in a 3D printer for its Macedonia facility. The purchase of the new printer will save customers time and money — helping them get to market quicker.
“What used to take weeks to build out a prototype — we can now do in days,” said Bret Joslyn, chief operations officer at Joslyn Manufacturing. “3D printing technology has come a long way in the past five years, and people are starting to take note of it more than ever before. It allows us to provide quick turnaround and short production runs for our customers.”
3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a process that makes three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. Traditionally, Joslyn’s team of engineers would use blueprints or CAD (Computer-Aided Design) to produce a molded prototype out of wood (that would take weeks). With the 3D printer, that’s no longer the case.
The printer will benefit Joslyn customers on lead times, proving out design concepts relatively quickly, providing a more cost- and time-effective option.
Privately owned and operated since 1946, Joslyn brings a creative and collaborative approach to the production of thermoformed plastic components for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and point-of-purchase display companies. The business began in agricultural manufacturing near the headquarters in Macedonia, Ohio. In the early 1970s, Joslyn broadened their capabilities, adding thermoforming. For more information, contact us.