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Alex Kiel

Alex Kiel

Electrical Engineer at 3DT LLC, 9 years
BS EE Milwaukee School of Engineering, MSOE

Florian Brehmer

Florian Brehmer

CTO at SOFTAL Corona & Plasma GmbH,  Germany, 8 years
PhD in Applied Plasma Physics, Tech. University Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Gary Kohlnhofer

Gary Kohlnhofer

Sales Engineer 3DT LLC,  15 years
BS ECE University of Wisconsin – Madison

Dave Henke

Electrical Engineering Technician
3DT LLC, 7 years
AAS Electrical Engineer
Milwaukee Area Technical College

3DT Adds Allen-Bradley’s PanelView Plus to Options

September 24th, 2020|Categories: David Henke|Tags: , , , , |

3DT now offers Allen-Bradley’s PanelView Plus 7 HMI with MicroLogix 1400 PLC as a standard operator console in many of our systems.  While we still offer Maple Systems' HMI in many products in 3DT's line, the [...]

What is the process for purchasing a surface treatment system from 3DT?

July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Gary Kohlnhofer, General|

The Purchasing Process Involves Strong Communication, Teamwork and Creativity By Gary Kohlnhofer & Nick Anton 3DT strives to find a highly effective and dependable solution for every client’s unique surface treatment application and adhesion challenge. [...]

Reviewing Surface Treatments: Decorating, Printing and Bonding on Plastic IS Possible

July 14th, 2020|Categories: Gary Kohlnhofer|Tags: , , , , |

This plastic bottle has been plasma-treated in the center only. Note how the ink bonds to the surface where treated but beads up where the bottle was not treated. From Plastics Decorating Magazine's Enews July [...]

Finding the Sweet Spot and the Right Corona Treater for Polypropylene

March 5th, 2020|Categories: Alex Kiel|Tags: , , , , |

Corona treating is an efficient and cost-effective way of raising the wettability, bonding-properties, and surface tension of polypropylene products. Corona treatment can effectively improve bonding on a wide range of materials that show poor or [...]

See the Newest Offerings in Corona & Plasma Treatment at K 2019

September 19th, 2019|Categories: Gary Kohlnhofer|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Is a trip to Germany to visit the K 2019 “World’s No. 1 Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber” in your schedule for next month?  Then plan to stop by and see us at the [...]

Principle of the MultiDyne: Gliding Arc Discharge

May 1st, 2019|Categories: David Henke|Tags: , , , , |

The MultiDyne system operates using the gliding arc discharge principle.  The electrode arrangement is the key to this type of discharge.  As shown in the diagram, the arc forms at the closest distance between the [...]