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.
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.
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.
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.”
Printing spare parts yourself – that is one of the most frequently mentioned applications of 3D printing. However, there are surprisingly few cases in which this application is actually implemented. One of these rare cases is at the lifting platform hire company SCHMID Hebebühnenverleih, based in Haimhausen near Munich.
With the help of the German RepRap x1000 3D printer RWTH Aachen is analyzing the latest requirements of industry for additive manufacturing. Due to the rapid development of new additive manufacturing processes, industry is facing new challenges.
The Lindner Group, a family business based in Bavaria, Germany, is one of Europe’s leading specialists in the field of interior design, façade and insulation technology. The company has approximately 6,000 employees, and over the years there have been several subjects of interest related to 3D printing and frequently prototypes are made.
The formula student racing competition is not just a race, it’s a design competition in which the teams of individual universities develop and construct a new racing car each year and race against each other at different events over the course of that year.
To optimize for Speed on a German RepRap printer, you need to consider the layer size (similar to optimizing for surface finish...only opposite). In this case, the nozzle diameter is also important to consider since we cannot print a layer thicker than 80% of the nozzle diameter.