TECHNOLOGY

Patent Pending, Revolutionary Technology.

No other 3D printing technology can match our performance capabilities.

Resin Infused Powder Lithography (RIPL) can produce components with the same performance characteristics as CNC machining or Metal Injection Molding (MIM) at equivalent or reduced cost. By using industry standard MIM materials, and existing thermal post-processing techniques, we can finally bring all of the benefits of 3D printing to high volume production. This is Additive Manufacturing, realized.

Unsurpassed Precision

Existing technologies that operate at reasonable speed are limited in precision to about 50 micron resolution. Higher resolution systems are very slow. None of these systems can directly produce the surface finishes that are needed for end use components, nor can they operate at the speeds needed for volume manufacturing. Trio Labs is breaking past these barriers.

Design Flexibility

3D printing has long been a favorite technology of design engineers for the ability to produce complex geometries. This unlocks a new world of design where the only limits are the designer, but until now that has been restricted to the prototyping process. Trio Labs is enabling this level of design flexibility to be applied to high volume production.

Design to Production Speed

Traditional technologies for volume production use tooling that has a high cost and months of lead time. Digital fabrication eliminates these costs, enabling the transition from design to production in a matter of hours rather than months, with near zero setup cost.

Resin Infused Powder Lithography (RIPL)

RIPL uses the same metal and ceramic powders currently available for powder injection molding. Parts are built using a photopolymer binder and a high resolution imaging system. Materials are cost neutral in comparison with MIM, and production speeds meet or exceed MIM molding speeds, depending on part size. The end result is parts that are equivalent to those produced by MIM, with lower cost and greater design flexibility.

High Precision
High Speed
Design Flexibility

MATERIALS

Industrial Grade Materials

Any alloy or ceramic currently used in Powder Injection Molding (PIM) may be processed with our technology.

RIPL technology may utilize any powder with the standard particle characteristics defined by the PIM industry. This means that a wide array of materials are possible, and the same furnaces and thermal processes used in PIM may be used to process our printed parts into finished components. Stainless steels, carbon steels, tool steels, bronze, copper, alumina, zirconia, and many other materials may now be used to cost effectively manufacture a wide array of designs in high volume.

Copper
Bronze
Brass
Stainless 17-4
Stainless 304/304L
Stainless 316/316L
Stainless 410
Stainless 420
Stainless 440C
Stainless 15-5
4340 Steel
Alumina
Zirconia
Tungsten Carbide
Silicon Nitride
Silicon Carbide
Titanium 6-4
Tool Steel 1V
Tool Steel 3V
Tool Steel 9V
Tool Steel 10V
D2 Tool Steel
A18 Tool Steel
M4 High Speed Steel
T15 High Speed Steel
M2 High Speed Steel
Inconel 718
HS-30
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COMPANY

Experienced Team

We are unlocking 3D printing technology for high volume production.

Our management team has a combined 50 years experience in manufacturing, design, and business development. We understand the needs of high volume manufacturers, and we're working to enable them to do more, do it better, and do it faster than ever before.

Adam Steege

Adam has a BA, Mathematics and Physics from Carleton College and a BS, Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University. He has two issued patents and approximately 10 pending patents. He has been working as an engineer, designer and entrepreneur for over 10 years.

Cathy Eldridge

Cathy has an MBA and over 35 years of executive management experience. Her experience includes manufacturing plant manager at Procter & Gamble, CEO of AmeriCom Bank, Director of Small Business Center and management consultant to over 15 small companies and start-up ventures.

Trusted Advisors

Our trusted advisors are internationally recognized as experts in their respective fields. They willingly share their expertise, answering many questions and focusing us in the right direction to achieve our development goals and to meet our customers' needs.

Sundar Atre

Professor Atre is the Endowed Chair of Manufacturing and Materials at the University of Louisville. His current research in advanced materials and multi-scale manufacturing focus on additive manufacturing and powder injection molding of metal and ceramics. His research group, the Materials Innovation Guild, has generated over 160 publications, 7 issued and licensed patents, and over 20 intellectual property filings.

Randall German

Professor German is the leading expert in powder metallurgy and metal injection molding at San Diego State University. Professor German has secured more than $59 million in research funding, published over 1000 articles, 24 patents, and 18 books, including the most cited publications in sintering and powder metallurgy, “Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials Processing (2005)”.

Rick Simons

Rick was CEO of Hardinge Inc., a publicly traded $300 million dollar global machine tool manufacturing company from 2008-2017. He was the Executive Vice President/CFO for five years prior to that. He is a CPA and has an MBA degree from RIT in Rochester. He has also served as board member and Chairman of the Board of the Association of Manufacturing.

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