From automotive to entertainment, companies in almost any industry can leverage additive manufacturing. 3D printing is re-shaping the way designers and engineers create products. Whether used for prototyping or production, additive is a vital part of many companies operation. Here are some of our favorite ways organizations are utilizing 3D printing.
1. Corporate Branding Sign
Did you know that you can create a unique corporate space with a custom 3D printed sign? Custom mosaic artwork from Purple Porcupine can let you make a lasting impression with your brand image in your corporate space.
2. Airplane Wing
Made from ULTEM 1010, this piece of an airplane wing was used as a part of the prototyping process. Designers in aerospace have long embraced FDM for concept modeling and prototyping. ULTEM 1010 is a great material for aerospace projects, as it offers the highest heat resistance, chemical resistance, and tensile strength of any FDM thermoplastic.
Printed on the F900mc, this FDM table takes advantage of the F900mc’s large build size. At 36 x 24 x 36 inches large, this table was printed in one complete piece. The F900mc has 12 material options, making it suitable for building fixtures, factory tooling, end-use parts, and detailed prototyping. The machine features two material bays for maximum uninterrupted production.
Printed on the J750 from Stratasys, this prototype shoe is the perfect example of the capabilities of PolyJet technology. This 3D color printer can run six base resins simultaneously and can print over 500,000 colors. Multi-material and multi-color capability, paired with texture mapping and gradients on the J750, allow users to create nearly any design imaginable.
5. Protective Flexible Hose
Made from TPU 92A, this protective hose exhibits high elongation, superior toughness, durability, and abrasion resistance. TPU 92A allows for the ease and reliability of professional FDM technology, with the added benefit of elastomers. TPU 92A is available on the F123 Series printers and is the perfect elastomer prototyping technology.