Origin is an additive manufacturing company designed for mass production, and that provides 3D print parts for customers. The company was founded by Christopher Prucha and Joel Ong, in 2015, in San Francisco, California, United States.
Origin is interested in utilizing open source printers to manufacture parts. The company is interested in the practice of additive manufacturing which combines open materials, software, and modular hardware. The company relies on innovations in material development features, workflows, and data to develop materials. The range of commercial grade materials that the company produces and uses include elastomers that are able to be flexible enough to break after 300% elongation, biocompatible materials such as silicons, optically clear materials, and polymers with UTS above 100 MPa.
Origin's production system uses Programmable Photopolymerization to turn materials into isotropic parts and products ready for end-use. Their systems utilize computer vision and sensors to provide printing progress. In 2020, Origin began manufacturing and shipping FDA-compliant sterile nasopharyngeal swabs.
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San Francisco, California, United States
- ManufacturingIndustrial activity producing goods for sale using labor and machines
- Batch productionBatch production is a manufacturing process characterized by the parallel fabrication and assembly of multiple copies of the same product wherein all steps of the process must be completed before producing the next lot can be made.
- 3D printingAdditive process used to make a three-dimensional object