The fields of application of 3D printing

This week, the American company specializing in additive manufacturing DiveDesign looks back on the different fields of application of the technology. Between aerospace, automotive and health, 3D printing has been adopted by many industries. This top video of the week will also be an opportunity to (re)watch the latest 3Dnatives webinar dedicated to the impact of 3D printing in industrial robotics. Finally, we take you to the side of Madagascar, where a 3D printed school has been built in order to fight against the shortage of schools. In any case, we wish you all a very good Sunday!

TOP 1: The benefits of 3D printing according to DiveDesign: Since its inception, additive manufacturing has been embraced by many industries. Due to its ability to design light and resistant parts, technology has enabled several companies to transform their production process. In the automotive field, as well as in that of the motorcycle, 3D printing makes it possible in particular to improve vehicles thanks to the advantages it offers. In video, the American company DiveDesign reviews the different fields of application of the technology:

TOP 2: 3D printing and industrial robotics: On May 24, 3Dnatives organized a webinar dedicated to the influence of additive manufacturing in industrial robotics. To talk about it, several specialists from the sector came to bring their expertise. For example, Antoine Barnerias, project manager at BizLink, explained why his company decided to opt for resin 3D printing and why it turned to machines from the American manufacturer Formlabs:

TOP 3: The local production of BCN3D: In Barcelona, ​​the manufacturer of 3D printers BCN3D designs many tools using additive manufacturing. Intended to improve the manufacturing processes of the Spanish company, these 3D printed parts make it possible to design all types of devices. If BCN3D turned to technology to design its tools, it is for very specific reasons. Using 3D printing, the company ensures that it manufactures parts locally, and therefore reduces its carbon footprint over time. In addition, BCN3D says it can keep full control of the quality of the parts. Arnau Garcia, principal engineer at the 3D printer manufacturer, tells us more:

TOP 4: A 3D printed school in Madagascar: After Malawi, it is Madagascar’s turn to benefit from a 3D printed school. It is the NGO Thinking Huts, which aims to help countries with school shortages thanks to 3D technologies, which is at the origin of the project. To succeed in building the school, the actors used the 3D printing systems offered by COBOD. As with the school in Malawi, it seems that the BOD2 modular 3D printer was used. Maggie Grout, the founder of Thinking Huts, tells us more about the project:

TOP 5: The characteristics of PEEK: More commonly known as PEEK, polyetheretherketone is a thermoplastic renowned for its mechanical properties. Resistant to heat and wear, the material is mainly used in the field of aerospace, in the automotive sector but also in medicine. Requiring a controlled printing process, you need for example a 3D printer that can reach 400°C, it allows you to design lighter, more resistant and obviously tailor-made parts:

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