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When to save a Factory File vs. GCode in Simplify3D - 3DChimera

When to save a Factory File vs. GCode in Simplify3D

In this video we outline the differences between a Factory File and GCode from Simplify3D 3D printing slicer software
How Do You 3D Print A Tortoise Shell? - 3DChimera

How Do You 3D Print A Tortoise Shell?

Using our team's deep expertise in 3D scanning, materials, and 3D printing, we were able to come up with a lifelong solution for our new friend, George. 
German RepRap Additive Manufacturing Helps Bring Sustainable Electric Vehicle To Market - 3DChimera

German RepRap Additive Manufacturing Helps Bring Sustainable Electric Vehicle To Market

In order to make a positive contribution to the current topic of sustainability and climate change, the Share your BICAR AG, which is located in the ZHAW, has taken on the challenge of creating a sustainable electric vehicle. Completely emission-free, the single-seater comes on three wheels and represents a suitable solution for urban mobility with weather protection and freedom from helmets.
Case Study: The Opera House in Zurich is the largest cultural institution in Switzerland and uses 3D printers from German RepRap for its props and mold making - 3DChimera

Case Study: The Opera House in Zurich is the largest cultural institution in Switzerland and uses 3D printers from German RepRap for its props and mold making

The field of application of additive manufacturing technology is manifold – in the case of the Zurich opera house the technology is used especially for the production of props and for mold making.
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.

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

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

Comparable to the automotive sector helicopters are equipped with a windshield wiper. Therefore a concept for a new wiper system will be created. When designing the new system you need to pay attention to functionality, manufacturing, installation and maintenance.
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: 3D Printing Makes Die-Cutting and Bending Tool 20% Cheaper

Case Study: 3D Printing Makes Die-Cutting and Bending Tool 20% Cheaper

BorgiForm, a young, innovative family business headquartered in the heart of eastern Westphalia (Germany), focuses its business literally “shaping” ideas. Dirk Kriegel, Managing Director, introduced 3D printing technology a while ago. Additive manufacturing simplifies the company’s work and isused in the development of die-cutting and bending tools as well as in automated manufacturing.
Case Study: To print, or not to print? Carl GmbH knows the answer… - 3DChimera

Case Study: To print, or not to print? Carl GmbH knows the answer…

Distillery equipment manufacturer Carl GmbH is using an x400 3D printer to reduce their manufacturing costs.  Carl GmbH has been manufacturing equipment for artisan stills, distilling and brewing for over 140 years.  The Swabian company delivers and installs factories all over the world.  When they received an order from an Irish whisky distillery, they broke new ground and used cast copper. 
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: Using 3D printing to make casting cores reduced costs by 50% - 3DChimera

Case Study: 3D Printing Makes Casting Cores 50% Cheaper

3D printing has started a new trend in the R&D industry.  Projects that were once outsourced are now being taken on internally. 
FFF: Nozzle Sizes Demystified - 3DChimera

FFF: Nozzle Sizes Demystified

Nozzles can be a confusing topic in 3D printing, mainly because it feels intuitive that a smaller nozzle sizes would provide for a better finish.  This is simply not true.

When thinking about nozzle size there are really 2 things to consider...