Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

Steve Jobs

3-D Printer & Digitizer

Idea Lab

3D Printing

Developing new products and making modifications of existing “hard technology’ is difficult to do for most entrepreneurs and designers as the barriers to entry into the product market are greater than ever before. The cost and time of developing a prototype have increased dramatically and often stop a great idea from becoming a reality.

3-D Printing: The ability to quickly build a prototype or create a 3 dimensional design from a computer generated 3 dimensional drawing is now available through the use of 3-D Printers. EIC has recently purchased a fifth generation Replicator model 3-D Printer from MakerBot. This unit has a build platform that is 456 cubic inches and can build intricate models as well as solid shapes. The 100 micron print head and use of PLA plastic can create a smooth to the touch finish with striking detail and do it in less than 5 hours.

The printer will allow EIC to very quickly take an idea, design it and model it on the computer and build it for less than 1/10th the cost of building prototypes the old way….and do it is a few days time.

Digitizer: This new technology will make modifications and re-designing objects simple and fast. With just two clicks, the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner’s easy to use, yet sophisticated software creates clean, watertight 3D models that are ready to 3D print. We’ve optimized the whole process to work seamlessly with MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printers, but you get standard design files to use on the 3D printer of your choice. You don’t need any design or 3D modeling skills to get started, and it all happens in just minutes.

We realize that it takes a lot of effort, passion and commitment to be an entrepreneur. EIC has the tools, talent and an experienced group of in-house talent that can make those dreams become reality. Contact us and let us show you what we can do for you.

Contact Details

Englewood Innovation Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 465, Englewood, FL. 34295
Phone:  317-796-7617

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Learn more about the three incubation models, and submit your preliminary application for the one that best meets your needs.

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