Creativity in 3D printing has expanded well beyond additive art and sculptures with 3D Platform enabling artists to unleash their creativity and bring big ideas to life.
3D Platform launched a new line of High Flow Extruders that change the rules of additive manufacturing
Rapid 3D have been appointed the official agents for EOS e-Manufacturing Solutions for the SADC region.
We’ve also been developing a “Design for Additive Manufacturing” (DfAM) workshop to help engineers, product designers and factory managers come to grips with the skills required, when designing for Additive Manufacturing.
The resulting material can withstand ultrahigh temperatures in excess of 1700°C and exhibits strength ten times higher than similar materials.
Previously, The extremely high melting point of many ceramics adds challenges to additive manufacturing as compared with metals and polymers. But now, the invented preceramic monomers are cured with ultraviolet light in a stereolithography 3D printer forming 3D polymer structures that can have complex shape and cellular architecture. These polymer structures can be pyrolyzed to a ceramic with uniform shrinkage and virtually no porosity by heating.
It shatters boundaries of manufacturing as it meets the most demanding requirements of modern production environments in terms of efficiency, scalability, usability and process monitoring.
This year was no different as the DLP specialist presented its expansive portfolio of machines and materials spanning everything from dental applications to sand printing.
The aim of EOS quality policy is to identify current customer needs and future market demands early on and meet these by means of the appropriate organisational, technological and economic resources.
The strengths of Additive Manufacturing lie in those areas where conventional manufacturing reaches its limitations. It enables a design-driven manufacturing process – where design determines production and not the other way around.
EnvisionTEC’s P4 LED Standard XL will be unveiled at RAPID + TCT, the premier event for 3D manufacturing in North America. The company also will be celebrating its 15th anniversary and showcasing other machine and material innovations in booth 1813.
The competition is aimed at encouraging designers, engineers & artists to use the latest technology, to promote awareness of Additive Manufacturing (AM)and attempts to gauge the country’s capability to design and engineer for AM.
Its industrial strength mechatronics deliver superior performance and reliability, and its SIMO Series actuators and Constant Force™ anti-backlash lead screws and nuts provide a rugged, industrial framework that won’t let you down.
The Rapid 3D team are excited to announce the arrival of the new Markforged Onyx stock. Welcome to the best, most accessible desktop 3D printer designed uniquely to print beautiful carbon black parts.
We meet Eric Harrell, who brought his collection of functional 3d-printed car engines and transmissions to this year’s Maker Fair! Eric shows us his 1/3rd scale engines, which he designs from reference schematics and measurements to highlight how real engines work. Eric has also made his files available online for anyone to make their own replicas! Watch the video below
PIONEERED in the aviation industry as a means of reducing the weight of components, additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is now a growing area of interest and development for rail.
The proprietary system includes easy-to-use software that uses a CAD file to print a mold and core in just a few hours. This disruptive technology brings a new way of production to foundries. The result is castings are poured the same day.
3D SYSTEMS based out of Rock Hill, South Carolina is a pioneer in 3D printing technology. Some of its major accomplishments include inventing 3D printing with Stereolithography (SLA) and commercializing it in 1989, as well as inventing and commercializing Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) in 1992. Today, 3D Systems’ vast range of 3D printers are used for production-grade manufacturing in aerospace,
An innovative, industrial, 3D-printed end-of-arm enables Langen Group to lighten the load on their customer’s robotic packaging line The bottom of the gripper cup showing the Swiss cheese pattern of channels leading to the vacuum hole at the top of the workpiece. Making these holes with conventional machining would have been impossible, but was easy to accomplish with additive
From alignment and drill jigs, to production fixtures, and robotic end-of-arm-tooling, Markforged customers are printing end-use parts on-demand in manufacturing facilities around the world.
Tune into this webinar to learn techniques which save money, increase uptime, and improve quality across a wide range of industries.
Every single gram saved reduces total launch costs!
Create value with 90% efficiency. On the mechanical side, we create value with 20% efficiency. We’re like the internal combustion engine, and they’re electric cars. That was the way of the world. It needed to change.
Formula SAE Electric Racing Team at the University of Michigan-Dearborn 3D printed battery cooling ducts for their electric race car.
Thousands of customers later, their mission hasn’t changed: giving every Designer and Engineer the ability to create same-day strong, reliable parts.
Each fill type has specific strength properties and we will demonstrate how to effectively utilize Concentric and Isotropic fill to strengthen different parts in different ways. Watch how now!
Tools, fixtures, and jigs can be easily created without taking away machining bandwidth and come out just as strong as their machined counterparts.
As soon as Dixon Valve unboxed their industrial strength Markforged 3D printer, they put it to work.
The Mark Two not only allowed to produce their robotic jaws quickly, but the material capabilities of the printer, including its ability to lay continuous strands of high-strength fibers into 3D printed parts, ensured reliability in a factory setting.
Steve’s initial CAD-based platform of choice was a solid modeler which he used for many years, however, about 10 years ago, he determined it was no longer flexible enough to meet his demands.
While searching for a more flexible 3D-modeling software that would run on his Mac computer, a colleague of his suggested solidThinking Evolve.
The first prototype (Roboy Junior) has muscles and tendons rather than motors in the joints. It has been developed under substantial usage of AM: The complete skeletal body structure of Roboy, which encases his bones and muscles, has been built with EOS systems for Plastic Additive Manufacturing.
Glassmaking has been refined into countless styles across the inhabited world, with over 5,000 years of history.
The technique that Micron3DP and rivals at MIT have been exploring is FFF layering of molten glass to create objects.
Previously, glass has being 3D printed at a resolution of 4000 microns, producing transparent vases and sculptures with defined, rippled layers to their structure, as in the ‘caustic patterns’ designed by MIT’s Neri Oxman and Mediate Matter group.
Watch this Markforged Webinar on optimising fiber reinforcement strategies for your parts There are a number of strategies available to balance part cost with part strength using the Markforged Eiger software. In this video, you will learn about the various fiber reinforcement strategies available to you when printing fiber reinforced 3D parts. This webinar recording covers the following topics: Fiber
The Mark Two has allowed Arow Global to simplify and expand prototyping and gave them the ability to rethink their design and manufacturing capabilities.
Several different 3D printing technologies and materials were used, including clear resin and black resin printed with a stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer. The lungs were 3D printed in nylon using a selective laser sintering (SLS) process, and the joints and armatures were 3D printed in steel to add stability and durability to the skeleton.
It’s really striking that in the middle of nothing, surrounded by the undisturbed nature you can find the place created by the joined forces of people and technology.
The first is a new material, called Onyx, which brings in two key things; The material is a mix of nylon and micro particles of carbon fibre.
One print head, one purpose, one machine — at a dramatically lower cost.
In an ideal world, there would be no gap between designing a part and the part tangibly existing. Assemblies would fit together effortlessly, bearings would spin perfectly aligned shafts without any pre-stresses for low cost and complex geometries would look as beautiful in person as they do in CAD. Unfortunately, the world isn’t perfect. Tolerancing serves a simple purpose: explicitly
With the convenience of being able to perform molding, core making, melting, heat treatment, cleaning and surface preparation all under one roof, Woodland/Alloy Casting is able to continuously satisfy those time and quality standards for its customers.
Markforged is a company that likes firsts – they made their name with the first-ever FDM carbon 3D printer, the Mark One, and since then they’ve continued to introduce never-before-seen features with their subsequent releases.
RBC’s goal is to use additive manufacturing (AM) technologies to create very high-end mountain bikes that are tailored to an individual’s weight, height, and riding style.
Although the team at RBC had considerable experience in additive manufacturing and developing products, it required multiple partnerships.
solidThinking Inspire does not only help to save time and to reduce weight and material: additional benefits, like fast learning curve, become obvious when compared to other solutions available on the market.
Markforged’s mission is to provide its customers with high strength parts, built right the first time.
In 2014, Markforged revolutionized 3D printing with the introduction of the world’s first carbon-fiber composite 3D printer.
Artec 3D has recently unveiled the Artec Leo, a smart handheld 3D scanner that captures up to 80 frames per second (FPS).
The scanner includes Autopilot — an AI-based feature within the Artec Studio 11 software that automatically processes raw 3D data into high-quality 3D models.
This factory, owned by Unilever, is responsible for producing hundreds to thousands of bags of Lipton Tea every day. This includes anything from extending machine life to speeding up machine processes, all to save money and improve the machines at the same time.
At factories like this, quick turnaround time is essential to keeping machines running.
Artec 3D handheld scanners have helped successfully complete thousands of projects in a great many industries. Check out this video now!
The accompanying GO app allows users to participate in the design process by specifying optional elements, patterns, colourways and to place orders.
New users requested features for motion analysis, topography optimisation, symmetry and depth of field.
Built with a focus on improving usability for designers and engineers, key updates to Inspire 2017 include a new Motion tool that allows users to easily mechanise their models and predict loads for moving parts. Topography Optimisation tools change the shape of shell structures using stamped bead patterns to improve structural performance.
Let’s briefly consider who would benefit from using the Zortrax M200 3D printer and who would be better off buying the Zortrax M300.
The Zortrax M300 offers new opportunities to industrial designers. This state-of-the-art 3D printer provides new possibilities in the medical sector, industrial design, engineering, and in many other industries
Designing a light, inexpensive go-kart steering knuckle was made easy with the Mark One. A real life MarioKart racers speed off from the starting line at the Power Racing Series at the Detroit Maker Fair 2015. Each of these go-karts were built by DIY makers whose creativity, innovation, and goofiness gave their karts a chance to shine. Among them is
Triton was interested in redesigning the rear yoke for their latest bike model. This yoke is a part of the bicycle’s titanium frame that connects the rear chainstays and the bottom bracket.
Triton let CML AT know that the part should be capable of withstanding a load equal to 130 kg.
The metal melting machine weighs about 900 kg and carries a price tag of $3.5 million, so it’s surprising that only five printers have been manufactured so far, and it’s a pretty big deal when a company or university decides to invest in one. The latest purchase an Xline 2000R is Melbourne, Australia’s Monash University, a school we see quite frequently in the news for 3D printed anatomical models, 3D printed aerospace components and other advanced 3D printing applications.
The concept is in industrial factories where 3D printing and robotics manufacture sneakers on-demand.
Adidas hope manufacturing will also become localized, eliminating costs associated with logistics and supply chains. Large-scale production at German Speedfactory in Ansbach is set for mid-2017.