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4 Reasons to Prototype With 3D Printers

4 Reasons to Prototype With 3D Printers

There are plenty of great business reasons to utilize advanced manufacturing, especially 3D printing, to prototype your product. You can reduce risk speed the design process and more...
Reduce Prototyping Costs with 3D Printing and 3D CAD!

Reduce Prototyping Costs with 3D Printing and 3D CAD!

Folks often approach our team at 3DChimera with only an idea or a drawing of the product they want made. That drawing may be on the back of a napkin or a CAD rendering. The next step in the design process is to see the idea in real life: to hold something physical in their hands. This is the prototype stage. 

So how can 3D Printing, 3D CAD and 3DChimera reduce prototyping costs for our afore-mentioned folks?

“PoseidonTap" - A Student Project For The Future

“PoseidonTap" - A Student Project For The Future

In an interdisciplinary course the team around mechanical engineering student Eric Hayoz developed a multifunctional tap attachment. To be able to construct the prototype in a timely manner, the students also made use of the SLS technology.
Meet The Pioneer Of Additive Manufacturing

Meet The Pioneer Of Additive Manufacturing

He sets chairs, tables and chandeliers in motion. Robotics, design and architecture are closely interwoven in his prototypes, studies and products. Stephan Henrich uses additive manufacturing as a pioneering design tool for furniture, objects and installations.
Sintratec Supports Construction of the First Swiss Supersonic Rocket

Sintratec Supports Construction of the First Swiss Supersonic Rocket

As part of the student association for space, the team of project EULER is building the first supersonic rocket of Switzerland. For their construction, the students also make use of 3D printing technologies such as Selective Laser Sintering (SLS).
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 part production pedal to the proverbial metal.
Advanced Manufacturing Olympics 2020 - TDP Challenge - 3DChimera

Advanced Manufacturing Olympics 2020 - TDP Challenge

The goal of this challenge is for participants to accurately recreate a 3D printed part from an existing Technical Data Package using innovative techniques, all while demonstrating accuracy, skill, and completeness.
10 Customizable Settings on the Sintratec Kit - 3DChimera

10 Customizable Settings on the Sintratec Kit

Many of our customers ask about the customizable settings on the Sintratec Kit.  Usually, they are working on some top secret project, so we don't have all the details, but we know lots of amazing things are being made with the Sintratec Kit and it's open material capability.
Product Development & Remote Work - Can 3D Printing Make it Easier? - 3DChimera

Product Development & Remote Work - Can 3D Printing Make it Easier?

Have you considered placing 3D printers at a few distributed locations to support your team during this self-isolation period?  It could be a fantastic way to increase efficiency as we find new ways to work and collaborate together.
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.
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.
Sintratec Kit Quality - Proof is in the Prints - 3DChimera

Sintratec Kit Quality - Proof is in the Prints

Given the low price point of the Sintratec Kit, we often get customers who wonder if the Sintratec Kit is really able to deliver quality results. Here are 3DChimera, we don't want you to only take our word for it, check out these successful prints to get an idea of what the Sintratec Kit can do...