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When To 3D Print With Carbon Fiber

When To 3D Print With Carbon Fiber

Our partner, MakerBot, has put together a definitive guide for when you should 3D print with Carbon Fiber. Even though it's been around since Ediso...
NASCAR Cup Series Team Leavine Family Racing Used MAKERBOT 3D Printers to Produce Race Car Parts

NASCAR Cup Series Team Leavine Family Racing Used MAKERBOT 3D Printers to Produce Race Car Parts

Our partners at MakerBot have been testing the limits of the METHOD X 3D printers by putting their rapid design, prototyping, and custom, end-use p...
German RepRap Additive Manufacturing Helps Bring Sustainable Electric Vehicle To Market - 3DChimera

German RepRap Additive Manufacturing Helps Bring Sustainable Electric Vehicle To Market

The Centre for Product and Process Development (ZPP) of ZHAW in Zurich specializes in innovative product development in mechanical engineering from...
3D Printed Door Handle to Reduce COVID-19 Spread - 3DChimera

3D Printed Door Handle to Reduce COVID-19 Spread

Here is another fantastic story about 3D printing with the Sintratec S2 3d printer to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Additive Manufacturing with the German RepRap x500 for Customized Ride Comfort - 3DChimera

Additive Manufacturing with the German RepRap x500 for Customized Ride Comfort

Using the German RepRap x500 3D printer speeds up development processes for functional structural components at Sika Automotive. A wide variety of customizable solutions also offer the company new possibilities in terms of materials and designs.

The Future of SLS 3D Printing - 3DChimera

The Future of SLS 3D Printing

If you had your finger on the pulse of SLS 3d printing in 2018, you could not miss the HUGE announcement from Sintratec regarding the Sintratec S2 SLS 3D printer.

Boldly, Sintratec highlighted features of the S2 on the teaser site TheFutureOfSLS.com before FormNext.

Case Study: Airbus Helicopters prints prototypes of windshield wipers with German RepRap x400 3D Printer

ApplicationAirbus Helicopters prints prototypes of windshield wipers with German RepRap x400 3D Printer When developing new systems, it is n...
Case Study: German RepRap x400 prints a prototype camera mount for an Airbus Helicopter - 3DChimera

Case Study: German RepRap x400 prints a prototype camera mount for an Airbus Helicopter

Airbus Helicopter’s Deutschland GmbH wanted to outfit their helicopters with observation cameras allowing for possible future applications for the police or army to aid in following movements on the ground. Historically, this process would require a part to be cut from aluminum and a “trial and error” period that would increase both cost and overall time required.  However, using the x400 3D Printer from German RepRap, several prototypes were printed for testing which cut both cost and manufacturing time. 

Case Study: Footwear Polytechnic: new product development opportunities with German RepRap x400 3D Printer

In September 2016 the Footwear Polytechnic of Riviera del Brenta, institute of excellence in the footwear industry, launched FFlab a digital laboratory specializing on new 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies.
Case Study: GRR x400 Slams the Door on Laser-Sintered Models - 3DChimera

Case Study: GRR x400 Slams the Door on Laser-Sintered Models

The decision to change from a laser-sinter process to the fused-filament fabrication (FFF) was not only driven by the cost savings.  “The parts are a lot more rigid than the laser-sintered models”, says Thomas Pazulla, “The model contains hooks which often broke off in the past.”
Case Study: Airbus Helicopters saves development costs with the German RepRap x400 - 3DChimera

Case Study: Airbus Helicopters saves development costs with the German RepRap x400

Production using additive manufacturing in the aerospace industry brings many advantages. Airbus Helicopters use their German RepRap x400 3D printer in the development field to ensure deadlines, cost and quality goals. In a recent case, it's about validating the design of an integral new step.
Case Study: The GRR x400 outperforms its competition in printing with polypropylene - 3DChimera

Case Study: The GRR x400 outperforms its competition in printing with polypropylene

The head of research and development, Benjamin Wolf recalls, “We have been using 3D Printing and rapid prototyping for a long time now, however, the stereo lithography equipment available at the beginning was of no use to us due to the limited selection of materials- we wanted to print with a material that would match the final product as closely as possible.”