Alex Benyo, co-owner of The Brilex Group of Companies, has an eye for manufacturing technologies that work, and has made the Brilex Group one of the fastest-growing manufacturing companies in Youngstown, Ohio. Benyo recently decided to include additive manufacturing to that list of technologies by backing JuggerBot 3D.
Based in Youngstown, Ohio, JuggerBot 3D started out providing engineering and consulting services to manufacturers in 2014. In 2018, the company released a line of industrial-grade 3D printers. This spring, JuggerBot 3D plans to launch a brand-new machine to meet the growing demands of the additive manufacturing industry, the “Tradesman Series,” built as a compliment for machine tools used across the country to produce patterns, molds, and dies.
“In many ways, our machines can be used where other additive technologies fail to produce parts that either support or work in tandem with CNC machining,” says Dan Fernback, co-founder of JuggerBot 3D. “We’ve found that 3D printing can be used to obtain significant cost savings, and also help machinists and patternmakers accomplish more daily.”
State-of-the-art extrusion technology allows users to drastically increase the printing speeds compared to traditional machines, and enables companies to deliver higher performing parts while reducing material costs. JuggerBot’s new printer can build parts up to 3 ft in width, 4 ft in length, and 4 ft in height, and is capable of processing performance thermoplastics in pellet form. By doing so, manufacturers can now consider a number of materials that are currently not available for their additive manufacturing applications.
Zac DiVencenzo, co-founder of JuggerBot 3D, believes that pellet extrusion technology is key in advancing additive manufacturing’s value.
“By aligning with material companies, we are better positioned to respond to our customers’ needs and provide them with the best solution for their application,” says Fernback. “We can focus on being experts with the machines and process, and tap into our partners for material expertise.”
JuggerBot 3D has also established a relationship with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), widely known for their ground-breaking development of pellet-extrusion and large format additive manufacturing technology.
In 2019, JuggerBot 3D doubled the amount of space they occupied at the Youngstown Business Incubator, where their machines are designed and manufactured, and on-boarded engineers to support the development of their new product line. The company has already received two orders and looks forward to the official launch of their Tradesman Series in the coming months.
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