Category Archives: Case studies

Prototype of industrial machine

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Finnish company which specializes in the manufacture of special pumps and industrial mixers ordered a single device mockup which was created using 3D printing technologies and was made from more than ten 3D printed elements.

The model provided by the customer have been optimized and adapted to the 3D printing technology. The final model was simplified, extremely small elements were removed or made thicker.

Parts were made with Zortrax M200 3D printers and ULTRAT plastic to print product items for its robustness and handling ability.

The printed models were further processed by various means and painted in the necessary colors according to the wishes of the client. The duration of the project is just four weeks, including shipping. This shows that 3D modeling and 3D printing are ideal for creating such layouts

3D printing material: ULTRAT plastic

3D Printing Technology: Fused (FDM) (fused deposition modeling)

Product size (mm): 520 x 75 x 75

3D scanning of impellers

According to the customer's order, we made impellers 3D scanning. The scan was made using an extremely accurate Artec Space Spider 3D scanner capable of scanning up to 0.05 mm. Despite the thin-walled nature of the wings, the final result of the model was particularly precise and detailed.

The scanned files have been used by the customer for reverse engineering processes that allow computer-controlled adjustment, product development, and the development of impellers production projects. 3D scanning accelerates the duration of the creation of computer models and the accuracy of these models because drawing a manual measurement of such a product would be very long, difficult and imprecise process.

Object size (mm): 135 x 65 x 55; 150 x 85 x 65;

Aortic model

A client who is engaged in in-vitro medical solutions, after submitting a computer aortic 3D model, printed a reduced human aortic model.

According to the 3D computer model, the Zortrax M200, the most advanced FDM 3D printer, prints a partially divided model of high-quality ABS plastic to assess the strength required. The post-printing process took place in several stages, in which supporting materials were removed from complex locations and glued to a single, seamless pattern.

3D printing technology implements the production of customized layouts with less time and financial costs compared to traditional production methods, and meets precision requirements with micron accuracy.

3D printing material: ABS

3D printing technology: FDM (fused deposition modeling)

Product size (mm): 669 x 309 x 195

Metal Gear Wheel

The client contacted us, having worn gear wheel with weary gear teeth. At his request, we restored and printed a new metal gear wheel.

First of all, the recovery of the gear wheel was carried out using 3D modeling software. The gear wheel has been measured and accurately restored to the relevant standards. Since the original part was made of metal, the printing of the plastic, in this case, did not fit, because the part was supposed to be extremely strong. For this reason, we chose stainless steel for printing. The printed metal gear wheel in the mechanism has completely replaced the worn-out old gear wheel.

Since such gears are usually sold in a complete set with the whole mechanism, its acquisition from trading venues is really expensive. In this case, 3D printing allowed the customer to quickly and with low cost get the necessary part without much effort.

3D printing material: Stainless steel

3D printing technology: DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering)

Product size (mm): Ø25 x 6.8