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Imagine it. Then 3D Print It.

Monday, May 02, 2016

The advent of 3D Printing, at first a novelty, has become a vital tool for innovative high tech companies like Hamilton Caster. While GE and Ford have touted their rapid progress with 3D printing, many other companies are achieving incredible accomplishments behind closed doors.

“At Hamilton our investment in 3D printing has had a surprisingly larger impact on our company that we first thought,” says Jevon Lambright, a design engineer at Hamilton. “We’ve used it across several divisions including sales, marketing, R&D and operations.”

For example, a customer requested a unique mounting plate with mounting holes in odd places. As a proof of concept to make sure the part would work, we used our 3D printer to make a prototype.”

Check out some other ways that Hamilton has leveraged this technology.


A prototype for the new Ergo X2 Swivel technology


Prototypes of new foot operated swivel locks.


Not limited to engineering, our Lean 5S events created a demand for 3D printed tool holders on the factory floor.


Early design of new Spinfinity Maintenance-free caster.

Do you have an idea that you want to test? Contact us.We'll put our brains and 3D printers to work for you.

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