Case Studies

  • Rawplug Sinterit case study

    Wall plug inventor Rawplug turns to Sinterit SLS 3D printing to boost R&D efficiency

    In the late 19th century, buildings had to contend with the process of electrification, installing fixtures and wires to provide electrical light and power to residences, offices and institutions. With this large-scale effort to implement a new technology, the need for new hardware and tools was born. Rawplug, founded in…

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  • Reimagining cannabis packaging with 3D printing

    As the cannabis industry matures and more brands are created and launched, consumer expectations will increase and packaging will need to be memorable, aspirational, and communicative. To help catalyze this change, Burning Tree and Proto3000 have partnered to reimagine how vanity cannabis packaging could be designed and manufactured via 3D…

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  • Sand 3D printing boosts GRATZ Engineering’s production

    GRATZ Engineering boosted its prototype production by integrating sand 3D printing into its technical business units. The German automotive supplier from the northeast of Baden-Württemberg recognized 3D printing’s enormous potential back in the nineties when it was still a very young technology. Since then, GRATZ has relied on fast metal…

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  • Aston Martin partners with Domin on AM-enhanced active suspension

    The iconic British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin, and the engineering specialists at Cranfield University have partnered with Domin to develop a world-leading suspension system within a demanding six-month timeframe. Using Domin’s patented technology, this state-of-the-art system promises to shock the automotive industry. For some time, Domin has backed AM,…

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  • Dyslexic children’s glasses printed using HP MJF Tech

    Atol les Opticiens, a French optical company, is additively manufacturing glasses with HP’s multi jet fusion technology to provide cost-effective options for dyslexic children. The Lexilens smart glasses bring two trends together: the development of connected solutions designed to improve the lives of people with learning difficulties; and technical advances…

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  • A 3D rendering of the Cubic Kilometer Neutrino Telescope.

    Weerg produces AM parts for Cubic Kilometer Neutrino Telescope

    Italian precision manufacturing company Weerg was tapped to additively manufacture essential elements of the undersea Cubic Kilometer Neutrino Telescope (KM3NeT). The telescope, which is run by Nikhef, the Dutch National Institute of Subatomic Physics, is located in the depths of the Mediterranean Sea and takes up more than a cubic…

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  • The LeiMot test engine.

    FEV and LeiMot partners create lighter diesel engine with AM

    Reducing vehicle weight reduces CO2 emissions and remains a key concern for auto manufacturers. FEV and its partners in the LeiMot (Lightweight Engine) research project use additive manufacturing to demonstrate further combustion engine emission economies. FEV engineers were able to make engine functions, such as cooling or oil circulation, more…

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  • Naples ANM trolleybuses implement on-demand 3D printed spare parts

    ANM (Azienda Napoletana Mobilità S.p.A.), the traditional Neapolitan public transport company, is collaborating with local AM service provider 3DnA to restore and maintain the mobility of its lines in the city of Naples. The production of needed replacement parts was made possible by re-engineering and 3D printing mechanical components no…

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  • A cobbler in the machine: voxeljet’s Coral Runner

    In 1827, The Book of English Trades summarized the cobbler’s profession: “There are few trades more useful than that of a shoe-maker, and, perhaps, not many that are more profitable, when it is carried on to a considerable extent.” We have largely forgotten this profession as, two hundred years on, the…

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    How ANYWAVES is developing small satellite antennas using ceramic AM

    ANYWAVES, a spin-off of the French Space Agency (CNES), is a leading force in the development of antennas for aerospace applications using additive manufacturing and ceramic materials. The company, which specializes in the design and fabrication of antennas for small satellites, has therefore found a natural partner in Limoges-based 3DCERAM,…

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