AFGRI is a leading agricultural services company that focuses on grain commodities and agricultural services and equipment, while incorporating a long-term vision of food security across Africa. As part of their sponsorship program, AFGRI gives support to the Vodacom Bulls, which are a professional rugby union team based in Pretoria, South Africa.
As part of a promotion, AFGRI wanted to create a miniature RC truck body to be used to carry on the kicking tee at Currie Cup Rugby games. They approached Rapid 3D to find a solution utilizing a large format 3D printer from 3D Platform. Now completed, the RC truck is branded with the AFGRI logo, and often featured during televised rugby games.
The data sheets for our new EOS metal materials now contain even more information, such as the number of specimens underlying the mechanical properties. High-resolution SEM images also offer further insight into the quality of the EOS materials. EOS Titanium Ti64 Grade 5 for applications that require lightweight materials with maximum strength EOS Titanium Ti64 Grade 5 has been specially
Medical implants are one of the most highly regulated and technically complex engineering sectors. Get an inside look into the complex world of manufacturing medical implants. In 2018, Executive Engineering installed an EOS M290 Metal 3D Printer in their Cape Town facilities, and together with their customer, LRS Implants took the lead in local additive manufacturing of orthopaedic implants. In
Markforged began shipping the Metal X in April of this year, and today the company announced that it has already shipped more than 100 machines. Markforged expects to double that number by the end of the year. Its shipments already represent 10% of the market. Markforged may always be known as the company that developed the world’s first carbon fiber
Applications like 3D printed organs are big news, but 3D printed jigs and fixtures are the true silent heroes — changing how modern manufacturing works. Tools are always needed in manufacturing. Various jigs, fixtures, templates, and gauges can significantly improve the efficiencies in the process, lowering the production time and saving on labour costs. Many companies couldn’t afford to custom-make
You may not know it, but agriculture is one of the industries starting to make the most of the cutting-edge technology that is 3D printing. The benefits of 3D printing for agriculture include: Agriculture and technology are increasingly working together. Food production, farm equipment, farming products, 3D printing is a great asset and simplifies a lot of processes. 3D printing
Custom train parts for the electronic onboard information systems of the ICE trains operated by Deutsche Bahn. The fleet of third-generation ICE trains operated by Deutsche Bahn features just under 160 units from various production series. Every single one of them still looks and feels modern, thanks to their stylish design and regularly refurbished interiors. Despite this, the transportation industry
New licensing model available for the #solidThinking software suite! Based on Altair’s patented units-based licensing model popularized through Altair HyperWorks, solidThining Units (sTUs) will allow customers to have access to all software titles available through the solidThinking suite as well as the ability to seamlessly run these applications on-demand locally or in the cloud. Learn more
Chandlers Manufacturing Jewellers PTY Ltd (Chandlers) is situated at the pivot building, Monte Casino Boulevard, Johannesburg, South Africa. The business has been operating for more than 25 years and during the past decade has grown to a staff of 40+ individuals. Chandlers was founded as a manufacturer after its founder noticed that there was a lack of qualified hand craftsmen
Most of the time, a car accident victim with trauma to the face will undergo hours of surgery in the operating room, as doctors work to rebuild the damaged area based on their best analysis of how the face might have looked before (usually using a CT scan).
But 3D printing is transforming all of that, leading to shorter surgeries, better reconstructions and improved results for patients.
A trauma patient will still have their injury scanned after a comprehensive exam. But now, Brooks and his team will plan the reconstruction digitally and 3D print a life-sized biomodel on an EnvisionTEC Vector 3SP. The machine creates a replica of the patient’s bony structure with accuracy to 100 microns.
The surgeons can then build reconstructive devices right on the 3D printed biomodel at their desk, crafting it exactly as they want before they ever set foot in the operating room. Once they do enter surgery, they have all the fabricated parts they need to do the reconstruction quickly.
Big brands are starting to use 3d printing in creative marketing campaigns. Investec set out to help their clients come to grips with the implications of Social Media. The agency had a concept in mind for the campaign, that involved building a ‘virtual online persona’ using visuals and a narrative that shows how online persona’s are built. The creative elements
The exam pass rate of Osteopathy students at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia stood at 89%. The team wanted to increase this pass rate. “In anatomy, students get their hands-on experience with cadavers in labs. Time in the laboratory is limited and academics wanted to maximise student learning by extending hands-on learning experiences beyond the laboratory classes”, says Dr Sonia
In the automotive sector, limited editions of successful models are a smart marketing move. But car makers are always looking for specific ways to distinguish themselves from their competitors within their market segments. DS Automobiles, a brand by the PSA Group, managed to establish itself on the premium segment within a few years thanks to a series of iconic models.
A provider of high-accuracy dental 3D printers since 2008, EnvisionTEC launched the first FDA-approved full denture solution for 3D printing in 2017. AvaDent, meanwhile, offers easy-to-use digital denture software and design services to dental professionals, so prosthetics can be quickly manufactured through milling or 3D printing, with more than 100,000 dentures created. EnvisionTEC was the first to market with a
EnvisionTEC, a leading global manufacturer of desktop and full-production 3D printers and materials, recently announced two new medical-grade materials that make printing parts for implantation in humans safe and easy. New medical-grade biomaterials suitable for use in wound repair, biosensor housings, bone regeneration, drug release and more Three grades of ready-to-print biomaterials now available for use with the EnvisionTEC 3D-Bioplotter:
In the past, Dr. Valerie Cooper of Miami Valley Prosthodontics relied on volunteer help to make digital dentures for her patients. Now with EnvisionTEC’s advanced 3D printing technology, Dr. Cooper and her staff can produce more dentures, with better detail – saving them time and cutting costs. Dr. Cooper is truly passionate about making dentures. Her digital techniques mean fewer
Using an EnvisionTEC 3D-Bioplotter, one of the most-utilized bioprinters on the market, researchers at Northwestern University have 3D printed tissue that mimics human bile duct. A bile duct plays a crucial role in the body, carrying bile from the liver to the intestine to facilitate digestion. Cancer of the bile duct has an alarmingly low survival rate, and treatment requires
Isaac’s Fine Jewellery is owned and operated by Isaac Cohen. Isaac who is based in Boca Raton, Florida has been in the jewellery industry for over 30 years providing the highest quality designs and bespoke items for his discerning customers. Why use 3D printing for jewellery manufacturing? Prior to 3D printing, Isaac was using traditional hand-carved waxes or service bureaus
Metal is ‘on fire’ right now in additive manufacturing as technologies continue to progress; the segment has been a major feature at industry events lately, and the recent RAPID + TCT was certainly no exception, as metals drew significant attention. Adding flame to that metal fire was Boston-based Markforged. Just ahead of the conference, Markforged began shipping its highly-anticipated Metal
Within the “MINI Yours Customised” program, MINI owners can create their very own personalized equipment online. The British premium automobile manufacturer uses ‘MINI Yours Customised’ to offer its customers the opportunity of providing selected upgrade products with a design they have selected themselves. Indicator covers and interior decor trim are just some of the components that can be personalized. The
The first 3D printed ribs, using a plastic/rubber compound, matched many of the properties Humanetics were looking for, but they didn’t survive the rigors of crash testing. “We 3D printed some ribs out of the plastic,” said design engineer Kris Sullenberger. “But after 20 hits, the ribs started to crack.” Humanetics then turned to Adaptive Corporation, a digital-to-physical product lifecycle
RtS Films uses Markforged to 3D print cable mountings for handheld 3D cameras. Rent the Sky Films prints custom cable adapters for a 6.8kg, handheld 3D camera that replaces conventional 45kg rigs. These adapters consolidate cabling to a single interface point, making the camera simpler and easier to operate. The part must provide a single-point adapter for eight critical ports
EOS additive manufacturing technology and talent enables pioneering organizations, like LAUNCHER, to develop and succeed in the new space race. What is the most difficult part about launching a satellite into orbit? Building the engine. LAUNCHER is a small team on a 10 year journey to send a satellite into orbit. They are building a launch vehicle to send 300kg
EOS, the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, has refined one of its most successful systems even further with its FORMIGA P 110 Velocis: Based on the FORMIGA P 110 for additive manufacturing (AM) with plastic materials, Velocis, thanks to technical improvements, offers increases in productivity of up to 20 percent,
Innovative 3D Manufacturing, based in Franklin, Indiana, provides metal additive manufacturing for a wide range of industries worldwide including the automotive, aerospace, and medical sectors. Taylor Johnson, an engineer at Innovative 3D, is using his 3DP printer in a variety of ways. The company utilizes a large format 3DP WorkSeries printer to create cost effective fixtures that protect their high
Reinvent yourself! Do you want to become a leading expert in additive manufacturing and accelerate your business? Start production now! EOS provide different systems that perfectly fit your use case and enable you to ramp-up your production. More information: https://www.eos.info/reinvent Want to learn more? Register now for the EOS webinar —”Find your diamonds – A quick introduction to part screening
Additive manufacturing – for a new drilling experience Imagine trying to drill a hole through your living room wall, down the hallway and into the bedroom, all while standing in front of your house. Sounds impossible? Not when you use the right drilling technique – on the one hand flexible, but on the other hand perfectly built for a challenging
EOS, the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, has joined the MindSphere World e.V. (registered association) that promotes the open, cloud-based IoT operating system MindSphere. EOS is one of the first providers of 3D printing solutions in this organization, which comprises companies including Siemens, Festo and Kuka. With its 3D printing
Not all forms of 3D printing are created equal—and that truth is also evident to the visible eye within individual 3D printing processes as well. Novices to the field sometimes debate whether SLA or DLP is a superior technology for final 3D printer performance. But even within the processes of SLA (stereolithography) and DLP (digital light processing), there are significant
Large frame, two laser system and high performance material meet the strict requirements for demanding polymer parts in the aerospace, electronics and mobility industries. EOS, the world’s leading technology provider in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, is showcasing its latest portfolio of industrial additive manufacturing (AM) solutions at RAPID + TCT 2018 in booth #1118,
Berlin Packaging is the world’s only hybrid packaging supplier. Their mission is to improve their customer support in the design of packaging solutions. Studio 111 is the global packaging leader’s design center in downtown Chicago. “We use 3D printing to develop amazing visual models,” explained Martin Rathgeber, Director of Engineering, Berlin Packaging. The company uses EnvisionTEC 3d printers: an Xtreme
I’ve been in engineering in some shape or form for 25 years now and have always enjoyed solving engineering problems. I love collecting all the relevant data, visiting the site if possible and studying and operating machines and processes for hours. Spending hours thinking about all the possible solutions, using all the “tools” in my toolbox gathered over all these
We have been 3D Scanning at Rapid 3D since 2006. Back then it was pretty much seen as magic and the scanners on the market were few and very expensive with a starting price tag of around R600k at todays ROE of R15.00 = Euro1.00. Needless to say a lot has changed and we thought it would be good to
We recently showed how AUDI is completely focusing on EOSPRINT and using the software to drive its product innovations. Meanwhile, the CAM tool has won this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD – a fact we are, of course, very proud of. EOS and UseTree receive the iF DESIGN AWARD 2018 for EOSPRINT 2 The iF DESIGN AWARD is widely acclaimed for
Application Engineers from Markforged spend most of their time at customer sites helping manufacturers assess and pinpoint the best applications for 3D printing in their production facilities. Now they’re sharing the key strategies to help you walk your own factory floor and find 3D printing opportunities, so you can do your job better, faster and more cost effectively. Join us
AUDI AG based in Ingolstadt, Germany, one of the leading manufacturers of premium automobiles, has started a development partnership with EOS, the global technology and quality leader for high-end Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions. The EOS consulting division “Additive Minds” is supporting Audi in the holistic implementation of this industrial 3D printing technology and the development of a corresponding 3D printing
Watch this step-by-step video showing how to design a Bypass Ring with Clayoo and RhinoGold. There’s a whole library of step-by-detailed-step tutorials available from the designers of RhinoGOLD. Sign up today and get access to this library and grow you skills to produce the most amazing designs. Designs that your peers and clients will be left wondering how you make
Dr. Adrian Keppler – Engineers changing their Design Paradigms will bring about the power of Additive Manufacturing. Dr. Adrian Keppler points out that we should identify the right parts and the right application, scale them and qualify them. It’s all about creating an additive mindset. In addition, ease of use and the seamless integration of CAD, job preparation, build and
Siemens, EOS and Materials Solutions challenge existing technologies to advance and truly industrialize 3D printing. The business case shows the realization of one of the most challenging applications: A gas turbine blade for hot and turning environments. See how Siemens & Material Solutions Empowers Production Innovations with EOS Metal 3D Printing. If you can print a turbine blade, you can
Markforged customers are increasingly turning to our metal and continuous fiber-reinforced 3D printing technologies to solve a variety of manufacturing and industrial challenges present on nearly every factory floor, from alignment and drill jigs, to production fixtures, workholding and robotic end-of-arm tooling. Join Senior Application Engineer Nick Sondej in this on-demand webinar to learn: How to identify opportunities to apply
And, sure, making cool stuff is part of it. But the dream is much bigger than that. So. Much. Bigger. 3D Printing is About Transforming Manufacturing. Making it faster. Smarter. And more efficient. Eliminating waste … and design limitations … and expensive tools that prevent inventors from taking risks. 3D Printing makes sure everybody gets a chance. To make their
An Inside Look at Markforged’s Metal 3D Printing Process: From Design to Part Tuesday, 20 February 2018 18 – 18:45 SAST Getting started with metal 3D printing may seem challenging at first, but it doesn’t have to be. Markforged has simplified the process to help you easily and affordably manufacture complex, custom metal parts with geometries that traditional manufacturing methods
Watch this step-by-step video showing how to design a simple ring and bracelet with Clayoo components for Grasshopper inside RhinoGold.
Learn how to easily make accurate 3D models of organic shapes using an Artec Space Spider 3D scanner and the latest version of the Artec Studio 3D scanning software with its game-changing Autopilot feature. About the Artec Space Spider Industrial 3D Scanner A new and enhanced precision instrument for CAD users and engineers, Artec Space Spider is a high-resolution 3D
For 3D printing EOSPRINT is the end-to-end software solution that takes your CAD data and prepares it for your 3D printing process on EOS systems. Supporting the daily work of engineers. EOSPRINT Open, intuitive, productive. See how AUDI Empowers Production Innovations with EOSPRINT. EOSPRINT 2 New generation of job and process management software. Be more productive with the new plane
Dental Applications Specialist Chris Kabot showcases the benefits of 3D printing with an advanced DLP 3D printer – the EnvisionTEC Perfactory Vida, for the fabrication of dental implant applications. The premium Vida desktop 3D printer can conveniently print models, castables, restorations and appliances. Paired with an industry-leading materials library, featuring a variety of FDA and CE-approved materials, the Vida offers
Markforged highlights a new use case this month with End-of-arm Vacuum Tooling (EOAT), which is commonly found in packaging and cardboard box assembling equipment. This end-of-arm vacuum manipulator, printed by Markforged, supports a higher robotic arm speed through an increase in strength and decrease in density, exceeding capabilities of traditional materials like aluminium. End-of-arm vacuum tooling (EOAT) is common in