3D Printing Planning and Projects

The world’s first 3D printed brake caliper

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The world’s first 3D printed brake caliper.
According to
Volkswagen Group, “The world’s largest 3D printed titanium pressure functional component ever produced on one of the most powerful brake test benches on the market! This is what it looks like when Bugatti prepares its first printed titanium brake caliper for series production.”

From comments,

Niels Cremer
Niels Cremer
7 months ago
Can 3d print brake calipers, can’t take higher frame rates for slow motion footage.

Reaper5.56 Xx
7 months ago
Can you 3d print better emission test.

Bassam Al-Rawi
7 months ago
Which 3D printer was used 😁

Qwerrrz
7 months ago
Looks like 3d printing just reached a new level. That’s insane.

Insert coolname
7 months ago
This is nothing new. I´ve seen 3D printed brake calipers in Formula Student cars.
vaporainwaves
7 months ago (edited)
I am pretty sure koenigsegg was faster to produce a functional 3D printed component from titanium. Outrageous.

MOTO-079
7 months ago
3d printed… still needs machining or are the brake pistons just gliding on a printed serves…

Callen Hurley
7 months ago
3D printing is the future of production.

Phar2Rekliss
7 months ago
Now lets see what 3D printed Inconel 750 parts can handle! Inconel is the next step level in material from Titanium for these kinds of purposes.

eLike
7 months ago
This brake caliper is made in ABS, people with a 3D printer will understand this.

Gavin 363
7 months ago
I’d be more impressed if the rotor was 3d printed.

Zachary Gamble
7 months ago
Not sure I would want a 3D printed caliper on my million dollar car.
SPIRIT01
7 months ago
Cnc machine is like a 3d metal printer , been around for a couple of years , idk I thought brembo and ceika , and all those other big brake kits I thought they had already printed out calipers.

sam sl
7 months ago
Just because things are 3D printed does not mean they are better.

kym516
7 months ago
Just saying, other manufacturers may have tested this idea before. I mean a 3d printed caliper can have lighter weight and better thermal control which is obvious enough for researches to be done. But still, good marketing peace of work. Hope this amazing technology can be used on consumer cars.

Boris Diamond
7 months ago
How hot was the calliper getting and how much was it deflecting? Mechanical properties are reduced at high temperatures, it’s impressive that it survived the test but I would like to know if it yielded or not and how many high load/temperature cycles it is capable of. It should be ok being Ti.
Oddvin Lorenzo Preinstad
7 months ago
3d printed car parts are probably normal in the future, imagine if your car breaks down and you have it brought to a mechanic. Today that mechanic has to order the parts which will take atleast multiple days, with 3d printed parts it is a matter of hours,
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https://www.autoblog.com/2018/12/21/bugatti-3d-printed-titanium-brake-caliper-testing-video/

https://www.popsci.com/bugatti-chiron-3d-printed-titanium-brakes/

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The 3D printing a healthier world for everybody

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According to Materialise,” 3D printing is a slow revolution. But it is a revolution regardless when you consider what the technology does: saving lives, enabling new business models, redefining how we design products. But none of that happened overnight. The revolutionary nature of 3D printing grew over the decades, formed on a foundation of small but valuable steps.”

 

 

https://www.materialise.com/en/medical

Spectroplast silicone 3D printing got €1.4m investment from AM Ventures

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Spectroplast AG has developed a high-precision 3D printing technology for pure silicone, enabling the production of complex soft medical implants. Spectroplast’s Silicones are compatible with the latest SLA and DLP Technology, innovation lies in providing a cutting-edge material technology that makes industry-standard Silicones accessible to Additive Manufacturing.

According to Johann Oberhofern and Manuel Schaffner, Chief Technology Officer at Spectroplast, TCT Magazine, AM Ventures,” introduction of silicones to the world of additive manufacturing is well-timed with the rapidly growing demand for customized silicone products that we not only observe in the healthcare sector but also in many other markets.
As an industry, we are just starting to understand how powerful 3D printing of functional products will become when it is combined with the massive potential offered by industrial-scale production. Having the financial support and domain expertise of AMV will help us execute our mission even more rapidly and broadly.”

https://www.tctmagazine.com/3d-printing-news/spectroplast-silicone-3d-printing-service-investment-am-ventures/

https://spectroplast.com/

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Embroidery machine, with 3D, printed parts

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According to Hackaday, “Embroidery machine, with 3D, printed parts. Arduino components combined with 3D printed parts. OpenBuilds® V-Slot Belt & Pinion System.Such as an Arduino and stepper drivers for an economical DIY solution. It’s not shown in the photo here, but we particularly like the 3D printed sockets that are screwed into the tabletop. These hold the sewing machine’s “feet”, and allow it to be treated like a modular component that can easily be removed and used normally when needed.”

https://openbuilds.com/builds/v-slot%E2%84%A2-belt-pinion-example-build.97/

http://www.openbuilds.com

https://www.ozy.com/flashback/and-he-could-have-been-the-father-of-3d-printing/81198#.WeXu6REalHI.twitter

3D printing and model helped to separate conjoined twins Safa and Marwa

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3D printing and model helped to separate conjoined twins Safa and Marwa.
According to Great Ormond Street Hospital and Charity, After consultation with their doctors in Pakistan, Great Ormond Street Hospital welcomed them to Bumblebee Ward in autumn 2018 and set about a four-month four-stage separation process involving multiple specialties across the hospital – from craniofacial, neurology and psychology experts, to nurses, radiologists, and physiotherapists”.

 

 

https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/

https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/news/separating-conjoined-twins

https://all3dp.com/4/conjoined-twins-separated-with-help-of-3d-printing/

Supersonic Jet’s Nanoscale Additive Manufacturing

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Supersonic Jet’s Nanoscale Additive Manufacturing. According to professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology Andrei Fedorov,” we are controlling matter on the atomic scale to bring about new modes of additive manufacturing. This new science could bring about additive manufacturing applications that might otherwise be impossible. The resulting new technology will open up new dimensions for additive manufacturing at the atomic scale.
When we went to the lab to use nanofabrication with focused electron beams, which are the size of a few nanometers, we could not grow structures that were just a few nanometers. They grew to be 50 or 100 nanometers. And it also took a long time to produce the structures, which meant that, without improvements, we’d never be able to produce them at high volume.”

https://www.news.gatech.edu/hg/image/622941/original

 

 

https://www.machinedesign.com/3d-printing/supersonic-gas-speeds-nanoscale-3d-printing

https://www.news.gatech.edu/2019/07/02/tiny-supersonic-jet-injector-accelerates-nanoscale-additive-manufacturing

3D-printed Nintendo Switch

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According to All3dp and Howchoo, “In this video, I’ll teach you how to build your own Nintendo Switch mini arcade cabinet using a 3D printer and some other basic electronics. This cabinet will even charge your Switch while you play.”

https://all3dp.com/1/3d-print-your-own-nintendo-switch-arcade-cabinet/

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2485151

https://store.makerbot.com/3d-printers/printers/?

https://all3dp.com/1/best-online-3d-printing-service-3d-print-services/

Is 3D printing worth it?

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Is 3D printing worth it? According to, Marius Hornberger “A few real-world workshop examples that make use of 3D-printing.
I hate how 3D printers are always advertised with the things they can make. Mostly figures or models of stuff that just looks cool in the first moment, but very few people actually need that.
That’s why I didn’t want to dive into 3D printing for some time. Since I then had access to the printer of my dad I came up with a few things that actually make good use of a printer for the workshop.
The materials I used were PLA and PETG. Everything that was white was PETG and the rest was PLA.
I use SolidWorks for designing.”

According to comments from the video,”

  • Yes, you can make parts that don’t exist and make replacement parts for existing equipment.
  • Sometimes you seem like a wise old guy who’s been around precision workshops for decades, passing on your skills to the youngsters in the audience. I’m 74 years old and enjoy being one of the youngsters. Those endless examples of your high-quality design & 3D printing had me captivated.
    -It was one of the best videos about practical 3d printed parts. Great job!
  • Genius use of 3D printing. Really inspiring!
  • My 3D printer is my favorite woodworking tool. You demonstrated excellent use of it. Your designs are well thought out and I can tell you’ve spent some time on them. Well done!
  • An excellent video highlighting practical uses of 3D Printers.
  • the biggest negative on 3d printing is time. granted you don’t have to sit there watching the printer doing its job but you still need to keep an eye on it in case something fails and I don’t have a good feeling about letting a machine work for that long all alone. other than that, I love my 3d printer a lot, even though it’s only a cheap version of the original i3, it still produces reasonable prints.
  • Awesome work, I also have a 3d printer (mk3 and MK2s) and a workshop. I’ve made dovetail templates, corner clamps, screw boxes, drilling templates and more. Your designs are really good, I love the chamfer interlock system you designed for the connections. Is that all in PLA.”

Please tell us what is your opinion:)

 

 

 

 

https://www.xyzprinting.com/en-US/material/petg

Original Prusa i3 MK3

3D printing and origami

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3D printing and origami. According to Arnav Wagh, “he created ‘FLXO’ as a tool to explore soft-robotics these four actuators work is inspired by origami. They work as soft engines for a given mechanism. They are entirely 3D printed on a conventional desktop printer.”

 

 

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https://www.designboom.com/tag/robots/