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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.