This Order Reaffirms the Company’s Message, That its New 3D Printers Are Making High-Volume Industrial Production Possible and Cost Efficient

Three additional VJET X high-speed 3D printers were ordered recently: 1 VJET X unit in August 2020 and 2 VJET X units in September 2020

3D printing: Fiat Chrysler partners with Fraunhofer IAPT

An innovation across the borders from Hamburg to Turin attracts the attention of automotive enthusiasts: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies IAPT developed together a 3D-printed wheel carrier with an integrated brake caliper for an FCA sports car.

Selective Laser Melting pioneer SLM Solutions officially introduces its new SLM machine NXG XII 600, which is now available for commercial offer. The highly anticipated machine is equipped with 12 lasers with 1 KW each and a square build envelope of 600x600x600 mm. NXG XII 600 is the fastest machine on the market, 20 times faster compared to a single laser machine and equipped with innovative technical features like the zoom function to achieve highest productivity and reliability. It is designed to be used in serial production for high-volume applications as well as for printing large parts, which opens up new applications in the automotive and aerospace industries and paves the way to industrialized serial production.

Collaboration combines the development of innovative Sinterline Technyl® PA6 powders with expertise in cost-efficient SLS process technology

Enhanced product portfolio introduced for fully functional 3D printed components in automotive and other demanding markets
Full set of services available that ranges from material database to part validation

Sika Automotive, a preferred partner for leading OEMs and automotive component suppliers, needed to streamline prototyping and pre-series production for their innovative heat-expandable acoustic inserts. 3devo’s Composer 350 Filament Maker, capable of extruding heat-reactive, low-temp materials, has helped Sika switch to in-house 3D printing.

Dassault Systèmes is collaborating with Geico Taikisha, a world leader in the planning and construction of automotive paint systems, in a joint initiative to improve production flexibility for automotive manufacturers in an era of increasing mass customization.

If you’ve ever had the misfortune to stand on a Lego, you’ll know how incredibly painful – not to mention indestructible – those little bricks can be. This impressive combination of durability and impressive tensile strength, not to mention the glossy finish, is due to its construction from ABS, a thermoplastic polymer widely favored for injection molded consumer goods.

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