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Vergent Products to Showcase LulzBot 3D Printer at MD&M Minneapolis 2012


3D printer with comprehensive ‘Design for Excellence'

LOVELAND, Colo. (PRWEB) October 25, 2012

Vergent Products, Inc. is pleased to announce it will display the LulzBot™ AO-100 3D printer at the MD&M tradeshow Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2012. Attendees can experience 3D printing firsthand through live demonstrations and learn about Vergent Products' high-discipline electronic system design, manufacturing and product services.

“The Medical Design and Manufacturing show is a perfect venue for exhibiting the results of our design for excellence (DFX) effort on the LulzBot printer,” says Diana Precht, Vice President of Client Engagement at Vergent Products. “The attendees of the MD&M Minneapolis represent a cross-section of the medical device community and can appreciate the importance of continuously improving a product through innovative design with an emphasis on cost reduction and reliability.”

Partnering with Aleph Objects, Inc., makers of the LulzBot AO-100 3D printer, Vergent Products provides high-volume manufacturing and an innovative process that flexes with market demand. Vergent Products focuses specifically on quality, cost and manufacturing cycle time with certifications in ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003. As experts in the design and manufacturing of medical devices, Vergent Products will have the opportunity to demonstrate the synergies when high-quality processes and products come together for mutual success.

Such success was recently displayed when the LulzBot AO-100 was awarded the Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification from The Free Software Foundation (FSF). More cost-effective than traditional rapid prototyping methods, this 3D printer offers an affordable solution that allows users to bring their dreams to life by designing and manufacturing virtually anywhere. Complete with hardware designs, software and documentation, users have full reign to test, control, add-to and adapt the printer to meet needs.

“It has been an incredible experience working alongside Vergent Products to develop a progressive manufacturing process for the LulzBot printer,” said Jeff Moe, founder and president of Aleph Objects, Inc. “At the core of our business is the continual desire to learn from and improve upon everything we do and it is truly rewarding to see this not only reflected in our product, but also in the way we produce it. We look forward to displaying our forward-thinking partnership during the MD&M show.”

“We were delighted when Aleph Objects came to us with the LulzBot opportunity,” says Terry Precht, President of Vergent Products. “As we started producing AO-100 printers, we began capturing improvement ideas which became the core of our design for excellence effort on the product. The result is a new version with fewer part numbers, has a larger work envelope, and prints at two times the rate.” Terry added,” It's also unique that we printed prototype parts for the new version on the LulzBot itself. How cool is that!”

With experience in new product development, printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and medical product design, Vergent Products goes beyond contract manufacturing to bring value to clients' initiatives with proven methods that reach business goals. Visit Vergent Products and the LulzBot 3D printer at MD&M, booth #1262.

About LulzBot:

Built upon the philosophy of freedom, Aleph Objects, Inc. is transforming the 3D printer industry. Starting with the LulzBot AO-100, recipient of the Respects Your Freedom certification from The Free Software Foundation, this high-quality, cost-effective solution embodies the spirit of the free software movement.

Complete with designs, software, documentation, source code and specifications, customers can continually adapt their printer. From short-run manufacturing to rapid prototyping—this technology allows users to design and manufacture virtually anywhere. Learn more online at

About Vergent Products:

Founded in 1995 and located in Loveland, Colo., Vergent Products provides product conceptualization, design, manufacturing and post-sales product support including warranty and repair. Learn more online at


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