Category Archives: Prototypes

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

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

Replica of candlestick

A necessity for 3D scanning and printing has appeared when customer asked to make a replica of candlestick.

A candlestick, made from clay, was delivered by customer for us to 3D scan it accurately using industrial grade "Artec Eva" 3D scanner. A full and clean model was prepared for 3D printing by using mirror effect to have a different side of product to test design choice. Replica was printed on our large scale 3D printer using generic yet high quality PLA plastic which is very easy to print and have low cost compared to engineer grade materials.

3D scanning and printing tools are capable of recreating needed designs with mirror function. Very useful tools for parts when they are too expensive, impossible to find because they are no longer  manufactured or there's no way to create perfect copy with ordinary tools.

3D printing material: PolyPlus PLA

3D printing technology: FDM (fused deposition modeling)

Product size (mm): 200 x 175 x 285

Brace

By customer's prepared 3D models, brace parts were printed with additive technology. 3D model of brace parts were made from 3D scanned hand model and with 3D modeling tools, every neccessary part was made e. g. holes in braces to make it lighter or to have a better air circulation.

Brace parts were printed with high quality "Zortrax M200" 3D printers using "Z-Ultrat" material (known as better version of ABS). The choice was made because of needed strength and surface smoothness.

3D printed braces are gaining popularity in world market because gypsum bracket is heavy and quite unpleasant. 3D printed braces can be made with various designs and difficulties, as well in almost any color because 3D printing technology enables almost unlimited design possibilities.

3D printing material: Z-Ultrat

3D printing technology: FDM (fused deposition modeling)

Product size (mm): 80 x 150 x 280