Ricoh is implementing 3D printing in their manufacturing environments in a variety of applications, including the production of jigs and fixtures. Utilizing printers from the Fortus family, Ricoh is innovating their assembly line operations.
Hong Kong-based Western Tool & Mold serves the aerospace interiors market where airlines demand quick turnaround of replacement parts to improve supply chain efficiency, but are often challenged due to the unique geometries of individual components. Stratasys is proud to support this effort with it’s recently launched Fortus 900mc Aircraft Interiors Certification Solution has been adopted to produce aircraft cabin components that meet stringent FAA and EASA certification requirements.
NIDEK Technologies – the dedicated R&D facility of NIDEK Co. LTD, one of the world’s largest producer of specialist medical and surgical eye equipment – is slashing prototyping costs by 75% and accelerating development cycles by 50%
Japan’s Daihatsu is the first automaker to offer mass customization with 3D printing. Using Stratasys (FDM) Fused Deposition Modelling, Daihatsu designers and engineers have created a set of 15 spectacular “effect skins” which are available in different combination for their Copen roadster. They’re created using Stratasys’ ASA material which provides the durability, UV resistance and aesthetic qualities automotive designers demand.
French multi-national corporation, Schneider Electric SE, is the global specialist in electricity distribution, automation management and the production of installation components for energy management. The company’s 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and processes in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. With efficiency enhancement central to its value proposition and indeed, the ethos of the company itself, Schneider Electric was keen to explore ways of streamlining certain manufacturing processes to achieve both short and longer term efficiency goals. To help meet these objectives, the company has incorporated Stratasys…
French multinational corporation, Schneider Electric SE, is the global specialist in electricity distribution, automation management and the production of installation components for energy management. The company’s 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and processes in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. With efficiency enhancement central to its value proposition and indeed, the ethos of the company itself, Schneider Electric was keen to explore ways of streamlining certain manufacturing processes to achieve both short and longer term efficiency goals. To help meet these objectives, the company has incorporated Stratasys…
Today’s design students will be tomorrow’s engineers. To help prepare them for their future challenges, Silicon Valley-based Innodesign, Stratasys and Dassault Systèmes recently partnered on the Design 2020 program. Design 2020 offered 20 Korean designers in their 20s a chance to become fully proficient in 3D design. Covering everything from industrial design and CAD rendering to 3D printing, the program gave 20 university students and local designers the opportunity to learn both theory and gain first-hand experience with the goal of conceptualizing their designs and exhibiting them publicly.
The first of a new Stratasys material category in ‘reinforced composites,’ FDM Nylon 12CF is a high performance composite material providing the highest tensile strength, flexural strength and best stiffness-to-weight ratio of any FDM thermoplastic in the Stratasys offering. It is made from Nylon 12 resin and 35% (by weight) chopped carbon fibers. It can be used to effectively simulate composite Nylon and metal in prototyping, tooling and end-use parts. FDM Nylon 12CF is available on the Fortus 450mc™ 3D Production System and is compatible with SR-110™ support material.
The new Agilus30 rubber-like material family from Stratasys provides new levels of tear resistance, elongation at break and tensile strength, making it ideal for prototyping delicate designs or parts that undergo repeated flexing and bending. The material also features an improved surface texture that’s easier to clean and feels more like rubber. Because its PolyJet technology, you can also create a whole range of Digital Materials with varying Shore A values, shades and colors. Agilus30 is available in black and translucent.
Designers at Hong Kong-based toy manufacturer Toy State International found a way to utilize 3D printing in ways that were beneficial and supportive to their business needs. Prior to using an FDM 3D printer, Toy State would outsource their functional prototyping projects, leading to a much lengthier time to market for products developed by the company. But with the F370 incorporated into the design and verification process, the team is now empowered to be more responsive to projects in a collaborative environment. It is seen in their recent project to create a drone that is strong and stable enough…
Producing one-off customized parts quickly and cost-effectively is now possible with Stratasys 3D Printing. In this fascinating video, you will learn how Siemens Mobility is producing replacement parts for the German rail company SWU Verkehr. The parts are produced in a matter of days with FDM-based 3D printing, compared to weeks with traditional manufacturing methods to keep the German transportation running on schedule.
Eviation, an innovative electric aircraft start-up company show how 3D printing for rapid prototyping, tooling and end-use parts has allowed them to develop a unique design of electric-powered commercial aircraft that could revolutionize inter-city commercial transport within the next few years. By saving months of engineering hours and many hundreds-of-thousands in start-up costs, 3D printing is enabling a whole new generation of aerospace start-up’s such as Eviation to innovate and bring the next transport revolution to market.
A look at a range of 3D printed parts printed on the Stratasys J750 rapid prototyping 3D printing solution, the world’s only full color and multi-material 3D printer. Featuring Digital ABS Plus, a tough, engineering grade material, Agilus 30, an enhanced rubber-like material with excellent surface finish and elongation at break, and VeroFlex, a new eyewear solution material combining the optimal rigidity and durability for eyewear drop testing and full-color design validation.
Omer Bar-Yohay, the CEO of Eviation, a start-up company at the cutting edge of creating electric-powered commercial aircraft for inter-city transport, reacts to a prototype printed with Nylon12 Carbon Fiber.
Some great examples of 3D printing and rapid prototyping in action at the 2017 Paris Air Show. Full color, multi-material 3D printed parts are used to rapidly iterate and validate custom aircraft design interiors including seat arm rests, interactive entertainment systems, video displays, and remote consoles. Many of these parts are created on the Stratasys J750 full-color, multi-material 3D printer.
Excitement and innovation are clearly back in rapid prototyping with the new F123 3D Printing Solution from Stratasys.
Stratasys pools 28 years of rapid prototyping experience to bring you the F123 Series. This is the first 3D printing solution designed from the ground up for the way you design. Your workgroup is simply going to love it! The F123 Series combines an office-friendly design, “no brainer” interface, a choice of materials and print speeds to fit each project – all topped of with Stratasys legendary engineering-grade performance and precision. That means you’ve finally got an affordable, plug & play solution that can handle just about any prototyping requirement – from concept verification and design validation to…