Prototyping company expands stereolithography capabilities

Dec. 5, 2011
Noblesville, Ind. – With the addition of an iPro 8000 SLA production printer, Realize Inc. continues as a leader in the rapid prototyping industry.

Noblesville, Ind. – With the addition of an iPro 8000 SLA production printer, Realize Inc. continues as a leader in the rapid prototyping industry.

"The 8000 gives us more large-part capacity," said Todd Reese, president of Realize. "It also allows us to expand our material offerings for large pieces."

Based near Indianapolis, Realize creates customized rapid prototypes of products for clients in numerous industries, including consumer electronics, automotive, health care, and education. The company has created prototypes for a vast variety of products – from gaming figurines to wind tunnel automobile models and intricate machine parts.

Realize has become a national leader in stereolithography (SLA), which involves using lasers to selectively and successively cure thin layers of specialized liquid resins – creating a precise, custom prototype reproduction of the 3D modeled design. The company now has a total of 11 stereolithography machines in its SLA lab.

"We have the latest technology," said Tonya Reese, CFO of Realize. "That's something that sets us apart from many of our competitors."

Founded in 1999, Realize, a rapid prototyping company, is one of the industry's largest companies in the Midwest. The company offers other services include industrial design, rubber molding, and urethane casting (RTV), and custom finishing and painting.

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