3D Printing Solution
The solution in a nutshell: 3D printing is being used in many different business areas to create interactive, mechanical and technical solutions. Read about some of them below.
With our market leading vendors we develop 3D Printing and additive manufacturing solutions for customers in various business segments.
Professional solutions for Additive manufacturing (3D Printing) requires five steps:
and a good knowledge of traditional manufacturing (processes) and materials.
Identification of the right 3D solution for the customer, by…
Support with the ROI assessment before the implementation of a new workflow.
Help in determining the appropriate tools and resources for creating models for 3D printing.
Optimize and finalize the process with post processing procedures and products.
3D Printing in education offers you wide range of new additional options - you can print a 3D brain, a planet, or anything you want to capture the attention of your class and help them learn
3D printing is being used in many schools to create interactive, mechanical and technical lessons. This inspires young minds and makes learning more fun. Due to 3D printing versatility in school subjects, a 3D printer can be used in any school subject. Here are a few examples:
As soon as they see it, they’ll be captivated. Young minds love the latest technology, and it’s the perfect way to help them learn together and enjoy the process. 3D printing Inspires students with hands-on learning about science, engineering, business, design and technology or whatever you choose to print.
Let us help you on your 3D printing journey, offer you the advice schools require to justify the change from learning, not just from traditional auditory methods, but also visual and kinaesthetic methods with the power of 3D printing.
3D printing sounds like something from science fiction, however its been around for about 30 years.
A 3D printer works by “printing” objects–but instead of using ink uses granular materials to build up the image in layers. The benefits of this is that students can learn though visual and kinaesthetic learning styles.
That’s up to 70% of students default way to learn, compared to the traditional auditory learning style, which is only 30% of students preferred learning style.
Surgical implants require complex and organic structures to be accepted by the host tissue. These structures are prohibitively expensive with traditional manufacturing methods, but a 3D printer can create them with no additional cost.
Medical devices must be made from sterilizable materials. Most of the materials used for FDM printing or 3D metal printing can be sterilized by steam autoclave or gamma radiation.
3D printed parts can be shaped to fit perfectly with a patient's anatomy. Dental implants, cosmetic prosthetics, and even scale models can all be created to exact specifications.
Additive manufacturing has completely revolutionized the prosthetics industry. From cosmetic prosthetics to fully-functional replacement limbs, these devices can be customized to each individual and produced for a fraction of the previous cost.
Both dental and medical surgeries require extreme precision. A 3D printed guide can help a surgeon line up holes and incisions with a patient's anatomy. Thanks to additive manufacturing, these guides can be produced quickly and to exact specifications.
3D printing can be used to create perfect scale models of patient-specific anatomy and structures. This allows doctors and nurses to study a subject from multiple angles and hopefully find a solution to the medical problem. Additive manufacturing is an affordable way to produce anatomical models; both medical students and experienced professionals take advantage of this technology.
Toy designers can use 3D printing to create functional models to test and validate among potential users and distributors. This helps to determine the requirements for the final product.
3D printing reduces prototyping time, as it doesn’t require moulds for multiple design iterations. 3D printed prototype toys can be tested for functionality and safety, and the necessary design improvements can be quickly and easily incorporated into the final product design. This way, 3D printing significantly speeds up time-to-market for new toys.
Lightweight and durability are two key standards for sports equipment manufacturing. But other than these properties, 3D manufactured sports goods can also enjoy the superior design potential of 3D printing. With lattice structure designs, high-performance sports equipment can be achieved with a much lighter weight than with other manufacturing technique. Along with weight, design for Additive Manufacturing allows to enhance the properties of these high-performance materials, hence to make the most of 3D printed helmets, shinguards, soles, shoes, and much more.
To this end, 3D printing is the ideal prototyping method for creating functional, visual prototypes rapidly and cost-effectively.Importantly, 3D printing enables designers to produce multiple prototypes in a very short time – meaning that extensive feedback can be used to formulate the final requirements. The iterative potential of 3D printing therefore enables greater experimentation, leading to greater product innovation, and ultimately better parts.
As you may know, additive manufacturing is the best technique to manufacture spare parts. While using 3D printing, manufacturing spare parts becomes useful for many different aspects and is starting to be used in some interesting sectors.
3D printed spare parts can be used to repair broken parts that are no longer produced. The automotive sector is making the most of this technology, some big manufacturers are already using it such as Porsche or Jaguar for their classic cars: this is an opportunity for them to recreate theses old parts identically. This technique is also a great advantage for spare parts as it is adapted to the production of small volumes.