How Walter Automobiltechnik Streamlines Quality Assurance with 3D Printed Automotive Production Tools
Integrating 3D printing into the automotive industry’s product development and prototyping workflows is now a widely accepted strategy to reduce costs and lead times. Despite the acceptance, later stages of industrial production remain ripe for additive innovation. One recent area of rapid growth is in 3D printed production tools for use in serial production.
BLADE 3.2 Released
GCode Preview Seams 2.0 (nicer/ much faster) File Preview: Dual extrusion/Sequential Printing Bug Fixes Visualize contact faces again Made “Prime Tower Configurator” settings visible Materials ONE PEX 1.0/LH06: PLA Ultralight Studio G2 0.6/LH03: PLA Ultralight PRO Early 2020 ACE 1.0/LH06: ASA, PA6/66, PRO HT, PETG PRO Early 2020 ACE 0.6/LH03: PETG Download Installer Download Source Code
What is Thermoforming & Vacuum Forming? How to 3D Print Moulds Easily.
Vacuum forming has been used for nearly a century to make many of the products we see and use daily. From grocery store items to car parts, vacuum formed components are all around us. But how are they made – and how is 3D printing making them better?
Nikola Motor Invests in a BigRep PRO to Help Lead the Future of Sustainable Heavy-Duty Trucking
Nikola Motor invested in the BigRep PRO large-format additive manufacturing system to streamline the design and manufacturing processes of their zero-emission battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles.
Carbon Fiber 3D Printer: Everything You Need To Know
Plastics reinforced with either chopped or continuous carbon fiber offer engineering-grade performance with all the benefits of 3D printing.
But what are these materials, what advantages do they offer, where are they best used, and how can you work with them?
3D Printed Car Parts for Solar-Electric Vehicles
3D printed car parts are helping engineers to rapidly prototype solar powered cars, amplifying research into replacing fossil fuels with pure solar energy in consumer vehicles.
GCode Preview Seams visualization Enhanced colouring Prime-Tower Automatic positioning Automatic sizing Updated to Cura 4.7.1 Studio G2: Reduced max speed to reduce shifting (this will slow down prints by <1%) Materials: Studio G2: HI-TEMP CF ONE/Studio G2: PLA Antibacterial, TPU A85 Download Installer Download Source Code
Rapid Prototyping and 3D Printing for Better Engineering
Engineering relies on building toward the best solution. That process, though, is subject to a variety of bottlenecks at various points throughout. Forestalling one major bottleneck that happens on the way to a final product design can make your entire process better – and faster. Rapid prototyping can ease your entire engineering process in a big way with large-format 3D printing.
BigRep STUDIO G2 Available for Lease Across North America
The BigRep STUDIO G2, our versatile 3D printer for demanding industrial applications like factory jigs and fixtures with a variety of engineering-grade filaments is now available in six-month rental leases at an affordable rate.
4-Hour Parts! Fast 3D Printing in Large Scale
Fast 3D printing has been the goal of new additive manufacturing technology forever. Now, as innovative new technologies hit the market that change the extrusion process allowing industrial 3D printers to produce large-scale parts in just 4 hours, that’s finally changing.