A team of Volvo Group engineers from Renault Trucks in Lyon has succeeded in building and running an engine with some vital 3D-printed components. As a result they were able to reduce both the number of components in the engine and the weight by about 25 %. This could lead to greater payloads and lower fuel consumption if it should
Windows and protective barriers for heavy grade coaches and buses make up the main product line of Arow Global, a Wisconsin based company specializing in transportation window systems. The company strives for design simplicity, robustness, and excellence to keep drivers and passengers safe and secure on the road. “We wanted stuff that was useable, so we didn’t want to just
Discover how Saint-Gobain improved the overall workflow of production activities after putting their Markforged X7 to use. Here’s an all-too common scenario for manufacturers: A simple customer request for a design change escalates, resulting in hundreds of hours of labor and significant costs to change over a production line to meet the new demands. That was the situation at a
Dunlop Systems and Components utilized Markforged 3D printer solutions to produce custom tooling for their facility, saving tens of thousands of dollars. THE CHALLENGE Dunlop Systems is a British automotive manufacturing company based just outside of Birmingham, specializing in Anti-Vibration Solutions including automotive air suspension components and electronic control systems for OEM and aftermarket vehicle applications. Mark Statham, Production Engineering
A Disruptive Innovation of Thermal Management High heat loads limit the miniaturization of portable computers, power electronic devices and high-power LED lighting. Most ambitious technological solutions from the lab are not ready for mass production and deployment in consumer products. But industrial 3D printing, or so-called additive manufacturing, can bridge the gap for thermal management components and keep lossy electronics cool
End-To-End Monitoring During Series Production Components produced for the aerospace industry must satisfy strict quality assurance criteria. Especially in series production environments, there are high standards for component quality and hence process stability and reproducibility. End-to-end quality assurance is therefore crucial throughout the entire production chain. Just a few years ago, there were no well-established testing procedures for additive manufacturing,
With the advent of 3D printing, along with the latest manufacturing materials, innovators in the mobility space are now able to provide a greater level of independence and a better quality of life for amputees and those affected by neurological disorders. Millions of people around the world depend on prosthetics and other mobility devices to negotiate the world around them.
NextGenAM – pilot project for automated metallic 3D printing proves a complete success. Joint project between Premium AEROTEC, EOS and Daimler demonstrates huge potential for the production of replacement parts and series-production components. Joint project between Premium AEROTEC, EOS and Daimler demonstrates huge potential for the production of replacement parts and series-production components Production of truck parts begun. Potential for
“Every month the pad handling machine isn’t up and running, we’re missing out on over 15% of increased plant throughput.”— Phil M, Senior Mechanical Designer
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.