Merit 3D

Additive Manufacturing

The 3D Printing Advantage

Save Time and Money with American Made Parts

Merit3D is advanced manufacturing using additive manufacturing technologies, commonly referred to as "3D printing". Merit3D is the future of manufacturing in America. Many US companies regretfully, have to go to China or other overseas manufacturers to find inexpensive labor, plastic and metal components for their products. Many times these involve expensive molds, dies or stamps, increase inventory costs and require long lead times, all of which require significant amounts of additional cash from the business.

Merit3D will challenge these 100+ year manufacturing methods by making available quality, digitally manufactured products from additive, at a fraction of what people are used to paying for additive services today. We will be able to deliver thousands of products within days, without the excess inventory, wait times or design constraints. We are working on this for Dustless Technologies and we plan to scale it quickly and offer it as a service to other manufacturers.

Additive Manufacturing vs Traditional Injection Molding

Merit3D recognizes the importance of these four requirements for success:

Quality, Cost, Speed and Durability. We are creating strategies to be competitive in each of these areas.


Printed parts can be as strong, look as great and possess similar properties to traditional thermoplastics.


Traditionally additive manufacturing has been hard to scale. New technology and overall costs coming down are making it much easier to scale today than even a few years ago.


Typically, traditional manufacturing costs per part will be less expensive at high volumes. However, additive manufacturing has many indirect cost benefits such as low volume printing, lower cost customization, less inventory on hand, US based manufacturing, lower shipping costs, and many others.


Once traditional manufacturing methods are set up, the speed per part is very rapid. Additive however can offer faster scale up times as well as faster change iterations. And the overall print manufacturing times continue to increase as better methods are developed.

Ongoing technological advancement in additive manufacturing continues to further increase quality, speed, and savings.

We are working with suppliers around the globe to increase the durability of the materials and to bring the price down on equipment and materials. These same suppliers have equipment that can print the surface quality of injection molding at a speed that, in some cases, is faster than injection molding.
Technology is changing at an increasing pace in additive manufacturing. The solutions for the above challenges are becoming better each day. By being pioneers in this market, we want to grow it fast and increase manufacturing in America. We need to get volume moving through the assembly line to be able to get better prices on materials. Better material prices = lower prices we can offer to customers, which means more customers = more volume.
As our prices decrease we will pass additional savings on to our customers. We understand that this is dependent upon continual improvements in technology, but we are confident in those improvements as we have seen them unfold. We plan to stay at the forefront of additional improvements. Larger companies are unable to be flexible enough to adapt to the changes in technologies required to be successful early on in this market. We are flexible and quick to adopt improvements in technology which will help establish us as a leader in advanced manufacturing in the US.

Examples of the types of projects we can manufacture

Small Polymer Manufacturing

Serving industries that normally would use injection molding less than 5″

  • Medical devices
  • Rubber components
  • Outdoor hard goods
  • Phone cases
  • Prosthetics
  • Consumer goods
  • Injection Mold parts less than 5″, Nylon, ABS, PC2

Medium Polymer Manufacturing

10″ – 1M polymer prints

  • Jigs and fixtures for DOD
  • Military suppliers for radio protective cases
  • Wind and solar jigs
  • Carbon fiber large components
  • Vacuums
  • Any polymer component that is smaller than 1M

Benefits of Additive

Additive Injection
Ability to manufacture using a wide variety of materials
Pricing with economies of scale
Durable parts construction
Competitive US based manufacturing
Ability to make continuous improvement adjustments
Cost competitive low volume production
Optimized for just in time inventory management
Ability to manufacture solid piece advanced geometric design

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