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A comprehensive look at America's top 3D printing companies

Posted by IndustryNet on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

1000001353DPrintingCompaniesMakerBotGrowth in the 3D printing industry has exploded through the years. While half of the 3D printing companies are concentrated in the Midwest, there are a number of them starting up all across the United States. IndustryNet data shows employment in the industry is up slightly more than 35 percent, and sales have increased 1.6% over the past year.

Although the industry is small, it is at the forefront of innovation in American manufacturing. This comprehensive list provides information on 36 top 3D printing companies in the U.S.

IndustryNet's comprehensive list of American 3D printing companies 

3D Systems, Inc.; Lawrenceburg, Tennessee; Number of employees: 65:
In 1983, Chuck Hull, the cofounder and chief technology officer, invented stereolithography, the first 3-D printing process. Today, it is considered the gold standard for accuracy and surface finish in prototyping. In May 2016, the company announced plans to invest $2.9 million for expansion, adding an additional 25,000 square feet to its facility.

The Technology House Ltd.; Streetsboro, Ohio; Number of employees: 50:
The company serves a growing range of businesses in the medical, aerospace, defense, industrial, energy and consumer products markets. It also operates a sister company, Sea Air Space Machining, a woman-owned small business that offers a variety of advanced machine shop services.

Whiteclouds; Ogden, Utah; Number of employees: 40:
The Whiteclouds facility has the largest full-color 3-D printing capacity in the world. Founded in 2013, it offers complete end-to-end solutions for healthcare, architectural and entertainment professionals.

Dinsmore, Inc.; Irvine, California; Number of employees: 30:
Among the company's accomplishments is the creation of FPU 3-D-printed wheels dubbed "The Ultimate 3D Printed Wheel" by Braille Skateboarding. A project coordinator at Dinsmore came up with the idea as a "fun side project." It not only challenged their skateboarding knowledge but also allowed the Dinsmore team to utilize its latest tools and technology.

DASI Solutions, LLC; Pontiac, Michigan; Number of employees: 20:
DASI Solutions has been the recipient of the Over 90's Award every year since its inception. The award signifies that 90 percent of DASI Solutions customers purchase and renew their subscription service every year. The company states, "It means that the staff at DASI Solutions has met or exceeded our customers' needs with outstanding product support and training. Our ability to support our customers is a matter of pride and focus at DASI Solutions."

Thaman Rubber Co.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Number of employees: 20:
The company began in 1960 as a home-based operation with rolls of hose and rubber stored in the family basement of founder William T. Thaman. Today, the company is a 120,000-square-foot facility and has the ability to design and create custom plastic parts via 3-D printer.

PCS Engineering, Inc.; Maple Grove, Minnesota; Number of employees: 17:
Founded in 1997, PCS Engineering also operates under the name PM Technologies. Since 2002, PM Technologies has designed and manufactured high-performance support removal systems. The company claims the CleanStation® support removal system is "the most efficient and most reliable WaterWorks post-processing solution available to Dimension, Fortus and HP DesignJet 3-D printer system users."

Stax 3D Printing, LLC; Gilbert, Arizona; Number of employees: 16:
On the company's website, the question is posed: "What do you get when you cross an aerospace engineer and an artist? Answer: STAX3D." The company's projects combine the precision of an engineer with the creativeness of an artist. The main focuses of the business are manufacturing, aerospace, medical and engineering.

Gorilla Maker, LLC; Verona, Kentucky; Number of employees: 15:
The idea of starting a 3-D printing company came to founder Glenn Warner when he was working at his information technology company, American Computer Solutions. He needed to replace a costly bracket and realized it could be made more cost-effectively on a 3-D printer. He printed that bracket and many more. He sold 600 to American Computer Solutions.

Entrescan, LLC; New Orleans, Louisiana; Number of employees: 15:
Entrescan works with several local schools and libraries in and around New Orleans. Employees share what they've learned about 3-D printers and how they work and explain how schools can benefit from them.

Additive Manufacturing of New England; Middletown, Connecticut; Number of employees: 14:
This operation opened in January of 2015 as a division of the Mohawk Manufacturing Co., founded in 1921. Today, the two companies operate under the same roof in a 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. It is operated, run and owned as a family company with a simple philosophy: "Our customer is our top priority, and we never accept anything below 100 percent customer satisfaction. We continuously improve and pay close attention to the small details."

Advanced Graphics Systems, Inc.; Fort Worth, Texas; Number of employees: 14:
The company's ProX 300 from 3D Systems "enables us to print products in a variety of metals." If a product needs to go beyond 3-D printing, the company also has extensive computer numerical control machining experience to create parts fully.

Rapid Prototype + Manufacturing; Avon Lake, Ohio; Number of employees: 12:
Founder and CEO Matt Hlavin states, "Our vision is to look at the world differently. We have a team of people who can change the world. We are passionate about creating a new path to building processes and products in a way that is sustainable and scalable ... We feel it is our responsibility to wake up every day and bring innovation to our clients."

Lantor Ltd.; Lomita, California; Number of employees: 12:
For more than 18 years, the company has offered full service of lenticular printing and promotional products. Lantor Ltd.'s portfolio includes such well-known and prestigious brands, such as NASA, Disney, Universal Studios, Coors Brewing Company, Virgin Records and IBM.

3d Composites; Lake Stevens, Washington; Number of employees: 11:
Owner Rhonda Gustafson worked in the medical imaging field for more than 30 years doing X-ray, ultrasound, CT and MRI. She's also a Federal Aviation Administration-certified pilot with more than 28 years of experience and holds single-engine, multi-engine, instrument and commercial licenses. Her passion is taking these two interests and her many years of experience and applying it to 3-D printing projects.

3D Material Technologies, LLC; DeLand, Florida; Number of employees: 10:
The company does prototyping and short-run production for aerospace, defense, medical and industrial customers. Its website notes, "Technology and innovation are part of our lives not just in the additive manufacturing process, but in all portions of our business to drive efficiency and reduce the time required to achieve results."

Essentium Materials, LLC; College Station, Texas; Number of employees: 10:
The company uses FlashFuseTM, an electric welding process that addresses the issue of structural integrity of 3-D printing. At a conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where the company was the headliner, president and CTO Blake Teipel explained, "What we're doing is reheating and post heating that plastic, creating a much larger heat-affected zone in the plastic part. It makes the part stronger in all directions and between all those layers."

Northwest Rapid Mfg.; McMinnville, Oregon; Number of employees: 9: 3DPrinting

On the company website, it states, "We are known for our unrivaled capability to produce structurally sound, thin-walled parts using the Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) process." Special circumstances sometimes allow local orders to be produced overnight and delivered within 24 hours.

3rd Dimension, LLC; Indianapolis, Indiana; Number of employees: 7:
Based in the host city of the famed Indianapolis 500 Indy-car race, 3rd Dimension notes, "Our highly skilled engineering team's experience centers [on] racing, so we understand that time and precision are of the utmost importance for your jobs." The company also emphasizes attention to detail to produce "only the highest quality parts."

3 Space, LLC; Louisville, Kentucky; Number of employees: 7:
The company began as an industrial 3-D printing service bureau. When customers needed additional services, they asked. In time, 3Space added more product development services and today is an "end-to-end product development solution, capable of solving myriad challenges."

3D Proven Systems; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Number of employees: 7:
As a division of Proven Products and Services, 3D Proven Systems began in 2013 as just a dealer for 3-D systems. The company now represents 10 manufacturers and sells machines ranging from consumer-grade fused deposition modeling (FDM) printers to direct metal printers. It also operates a full-service 3-D print shop.

Agile Mfg., Inc.; Pella, Iowa; Number of employees: 6:
In 2017, the company added a facility in Iowa to expand services across the U.S. Agile Manufacturing Inc. is Canada's largest 3-D printing service bureau.

3D Printer Experience; Chicago, Illinois; Number of employees: 6:
Founder Julie Friedman opened 3D Printer Experience as a pop-up store her hometown of Chicago in April 2013. Today, it occupies a storefront space at 333 North LaSalle Street, "the only storefront venue in the country that combines a versatile event space with custom 3-D printing services, education experiences and a community-oriented futurist perspective."

Banyan Global Technologies, LLC; Clinton Township, Michigan; Number of employees: 6:
A sales, service, engineering and production company, Banyan Global Technologies offers a low-cost, high-speed FDM machine in-house. It specializes in "bringing completely new and innovative ideas to market from concept through production."

Fargo 3D Printing, LLC; Fargo, North Dakota; Number of employees: 6:
Fargo 3D Printing was founded by Jake Clark and John Schneider in 2013 to sell a MakerBot to a middle school. Thousands of hours of 3-D printing experience later, the company offers on-site training, 3-D printer parts and repairs.

3D Printer Technology; Atlanta, Georgia; Number of employees: 6:
Using materials that include various metal alloys and space-age thermoplastics, the company has produced products for Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Pirelli Tire, Lockheed Martin Aerospace and the Georgia Department of Education, among others.

Banyan Global Technologies, LLC; Lee, Illinois; Number of employees: 5:
The customer service philosophy for the company is "to provide an exceptional experience through prompt, thorough and accurate communication from quote through delivery." Its approach to design "has always been to focus on the unique needs of our customers."

Graphics Systems Corp.; Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois; Number of employees: 5:
GSC states, "We work hard to become an extension of your team, always ready to assist when you need us the most." The company's team of technical experts implements 3-D engineering capabilities for design, simulation, data management, technical documentation and 3-D printing.

Prototyping Solutions; Birmingham, Alabama; Number of employees: 5:
Some of the industries the company serves include aerospace, architecture, automotive, commercial and consumer products, defense, dental, education and medical. Prototyping Solutions is one of the largest Stratasys 3D Printer resellers in North America.

3D Printing Ally; Eden Prairie, Minnesota; Number of employees: 3:
With a background in aerospace manufacturing, co-owner Tyler Pope began as a machinist and worked his way up to manufacturing engineer. Navigating the ever-changing world of 3-D printing, he has coordinated small to large projects valued in the millions of dollars.

H & H 3D Plastics, Inc.; Linton, Indiana; Number of employees: 2:
Taking the first letter from the last name of owners Shane Huffman and Jason Habich, H & H 3D plastics was formed in 2015. The team set out to provide top quality American-made 3-D printer filament. They consider themselves a "grassroots" company because they designed, built and commissioned the entire production line.

Indy Rapid 3D, LLC; Indianapolis, Indiana; Number of employees: 2:
Indy Rapid 3D works hard to "stay ahead of the curve with access to groundbreaking technical solutions for rapid prototyping and 3-D printing." Discounts are offered to law enforcement, military personnel, medical personnel, teachers and students.

Additive Manufacturing Solutions, LLC; Pinckney, Michigan; Number of employees: 2:
Established in January 2014, the company is located near Detroit as well as the East Lansing and Ann Arbor educational communities. The staff has more than 30 years of experience in 3-D printing.

3Discovered, Inc.; Chicago, Illinois:
3Discovered "leads the disruption of traditional manufacturing by evolving digital manufacturing from a prototyping technology to a production solution." Using a cloud manufacturing platform, going from concept or digital design into mass manufactured and fully customizable products takes a fraction of the time of traditional processes.

Engineering & Mfg. Services, Inc.; Auburn, Michigan:
Since 2001, EMS has completed more than 15,000 projects for customers in the automotive, aerospace, consumer products, medical industries and other markets.

Engineering & Mfg. Services, Inc.; Tampa, Florida:
EMS is one of the only single-source providers of both 3-D printing and 3-D scanning solutions. The company works to "create better products in less time with less waste."

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