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The whole process of improving the aerodynamic properties is over and the car is finally going to the track. 🚗 Watch how the car changed and what benefits were found when racing in the last episode of “From Printer to Track”.

It’s not a secret that 3D printing is an indispensable helper in reproducing original details. We have restored plenty of parts from a wide variety of fields. This summer, we added another area to our list - surfing! Have you ever wondered that 3D printing can be related to surfing? We are already convinced of that.

We were approached by a surfing customer with a request to restore the surfboard fin. For this purpose, we performed 3D scanning and 3D printing of the original fin. We used our most accurate 3D scanner "Artec Space Spider". 3D point accuracy of this device is as high as 0.05 mm, so the entire geometry of the fin was captured with extreme precision. For 3D printing was used SLS technology printer and PA2200 material. Nylon is an extremely strong and durable material. Due to all its features, it is perfect for replacing the original surfboard fin.

3D scanning and 3D printing not only allowed the customer to get a copy of the required part very quickly but also saved him money. This fin can be bought only from stores abroad, so by summing up the price and delivery of the product, the customer was happy to save his money by choosing 3D technologies.

3D printing technology: SLS (Selective Laser Sintering)

3D printing material: PA2200

Size (mm): 210 x 14 x 190

Every time we are happy to contribute to the realization of new products. Even more gratifying when those products are designed to protect the environment and make cities a better place to live! This is exactly the vision of our client Dancerbus. Dancerbus is the creator of the Lithuanian electric bus, which launched the first electric buses on the streets this year.

This time we produced a bus logo badge. According to the provided 3D models, we performed 3D printing and post-processing of 3D printed parts. We have chosen the most advanced "Zortrax M300 Plus" 3D printer. This 3D printer stands out not only for its large printing platform but also for its exceptional accuracy. We used Z-ABS plastic, which is durable and strong, can be used outdoors, and is easy to process.

3D printed parts were post-processed and painted in order to meet the customer's requirements. The final parts have been fully prepared for operation and will be used in the new electric bus. We are pleased that this time 3D printed parts will be used not as prototypes, but as the end-use products and this only once again proves the versatility of 3D printing.

3D printing technology: FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)

3D printing material: Z-ABS

Size (mm): 243.62 x 240.85 x 20.00

How does the improvement of aerodynamic qualities continue once the 3D printing is finished? Take a look at the process for manufacturing fibreglass parts in the second to last “From Printer to Track” episode.