Yesterday’s ribbon cutting ceremony marks the official opening of the much anticipated Flex Boston Innovation Center. Located on Drydock Avenue, the roughly 17,000 square-foot facility owned by Flextronics features state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, accessible to local universities, startups, and more established companies in industries like robotics, consumer electronics, medical technology, and energy.
Well known in the tech industry, Flextronics’ U.S. operations are based out of a San Jose, California. Looking to bring an innovation hub to the East Coast, Flextronics looked to Boston. As a veteran-owned New England value-added reseller of SOLIDWORKS and Stratasys 3D printers, CAPINC worked with Flextronics in preparation for the opening of the new innovation center, providing them with the best 3D printer available to date: the Stratasys J750.
Along with providing other manufacturing equipment, having the Stratasys J750 will allow users to see, touch, test and perfect every detail of their designs. With a spacious build envelope and the ability to widely vary materials within a single print job, users will be able to pack a tray with assorted parts to power through tool and prototype productions.
The versatility of the Stratasys J750 stems from its high material capacity. By blending up to six materials in specific concentrations and microstructures, right on the build tray, it yields hundreds of thousands of colors, translucencies and durometers. The Stratasys J750 also boasts the best 3D printing color-mapping with neutrals and neons, shadows and highlights, textures and gradients — over 360,000 colors automatically mapped from the design software for photorealistic models.
With equipment like the Stratasys J750 3D printer, the new technology facility also plans to host mentorship events for startups, including business-plan competitions. Winners of these competitions will be given free access to the South Boston facility and its staff to help develop prototypes. The company also plans to work with local universities and venture capital firms, hosting technical talks and seminars discussing advancements in technologies such as digital health and robotics.