Rapid Prototyping

17
Jun

Simply production: EOS M 290 – The benchmark for industrial Metal 3D printing

Over the past 19 years since the introduction of its metal technology, EOS has been building up a champion in powder-based, industrial 3D printing that combines the pioneering spirit of the early years with its meanwhile longstanding AM expertise. In 2001, with the launch of the EOSINT M 250, EOS introduced its DMLS metal technology which soon became a seal

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2
Mar

EOS Digital Foam – Enabling Product Lifecycle Innovations

3D printed lattice structures can be made to have foam-like characteristics. These structures are branded “Digital Foam” by EOS. They represent a new opportunity to engineer better, safer, more customized and higher-performance products in a variety of industries. However, designing 3D printed foams is challenging. There are myriad variables controlling the performance and function of a 3D printed lattice structure,

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10
Jan

Rapid 3D Appointed as the Dymansion Reseller Partner for Sub-Saharan Africa

We are an EOS partner in South Africa as well and we believe that in order to grow the additive manufacturing industry, it’s very important to have a finishing workflow.

And in order to do that properly, you need to have an automated finishing workflow and, I think Dymansion meets all of those requirements to move into production. It’s very important to be able to give the customer an end-use product, that is coloured and professionally finished. And you can’t do that without some sort of printed product workflow. And again the Dymansion workflow — Dymansion Powershot C, Dymansion Powershot S, Dymansion DM60, ticks all of those boxes and does their job very well in terms of being able to provide a complete solution for a customer that wants to go into production. It opens up all sorts of opportunities for the customer and, therefore, for us as a Dymansion reseller partner.

5
Nov

Volvo Group 3D Printing for Lighter Engines

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

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1
Nov

Windows and protective barriers for heavy grade coaches and buses – Arow Global

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

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17
Oct

Dunlop Systems & Components – Markforged Case Study

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

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18
Jan

Get an inside look into the complex world of manufacturing medical implants

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

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10
Sep

3D Printing Gaining Traction in Agriculture

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

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3
Jul

Markforged Sharpens Focus on Best-Fit Applications in 3D Printing

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

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27
Jun

3D Printing For Dummies: Replicating Grandma’s Fragile Bones For Vehicle Crash Tests

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

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