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3D Printed Models of Cyclists – Wind Tunnel Testing

3D Printed Models of Cyclists – Wind Tunnel Testing

Researchers at TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and Leuven University, Belgium, have recently used 3D printed models of cyclists in different positions to assess their relative aerodynamic performance in a wind tunnel. 3D printing is increasingly finding applications in cycling e.g. for prototyping and even the mass-customisation of parts – tailored to fit individual cyclists. 3D Read More…

3D Printing a Mannequin Today

3D Printing a Mannequin Today

Our Massivit 1800 is currently building a mannequin to replicate a real person from a 3D scan, starting with the feet. This machine can 3D print a full scale person within its massive build chamber – similar to a passenger lift in size – within a matter of a few hours. We can print two Read More…

Digital Manufacturing for the Built Environment

Digital Manufacturing for the Built Environment

Edwin Stokes is speaking today to the acclaimed architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners about the opportunities presented to the built environment by Digital Manufacturing. Making functional complexity at scale is now real. Designers are no longer bound by traditional methods of making – it’s time to open your minds to new creative design solutions! Read More…

Bezel

Bezel

Bezel is one of our favourite words. And what do you know, we’ve just printed eight on our Fortus 900mc machine. These will be used to frame a series of TV monitors that are mounted to a wall to give the impression that the viewer is inside an aeroplane looking out above the clouds. This Read More…

Metal 3D printing isn’t quite mainstream but it’s developing fast

Metal 3D printing isn’t quite mainstream but it’s developing fast

3D printing metals has been pretty much experimental up until recently. The challenges presented by the very high operating temperatures, relative to 3D printing polymers, have been significant for quality, printing time and cost. The typical applications for 3D printed metal parts (e.g. aerospace) are usually technically demanding too, requiring strict quality assurance. GE appear Read More…