|Ali Siblani at the lecture at Lawrence Tech.
SOUTHFIELD — EnvisionTEC CEO Ali Siblani was at Lawrence Tech University last Thursday sharing his experiences on how he successfully up started his company. Siblani graduated from Lawrence Tech in 1990 and went on to create his own products for the rapid prototyping industry which led him to form his own company by 2002, which now manufactures 3D printers that produce consumer products and medical devices.
|The movie “The Pirates!…,” which Envisiontec’s machinery helped create.
The EnvisionTEC product used in the film was the Perfactory® Standard Machine. It was chosen for a number of reasons; with the possibility of over 20,000 mouths needed for the film, planned accuracy was an essential feature of the printing method. The mouths also needed to be interchangeable, all exactly fitting the characters’ heads. The system was capable of running 24/7 and was able to produce hundreds of pieces every day. A total of four Perfactory standard machines were used for the film.