In Motorsports, engineering teams are always under the gun to improve designs and enhance racing performance. To win races consistently teams must find innovative ways to reduce weight while maintaining the strength necessary to withstand extreme conditions. These conditions include high temperatures, along with the harshness and vibration that come with racing. Triple Eight Race Engineering turned to HP Multi Jet Fusion to print components and tooling for parts. In this first example, they sought out to improve the driver ergonomics of a racecar steering wheel. A racing wheel is an assembly consisting of an armature and grip, the hub [...]
The release of the HP Multi Jet Fusion platform makes production 3D printing a reality, and the new Jet Fusion 5200 is on the forefront of this paradigm shift. For the first time, 3D printing was now a viable option for larger-scale production. Let's take a look at how the process works. The 5200 series features a printer, build unit, and processing station similar to the 4200 model but brings superior part predictability and reliability. For part predictability, the 5200 can be qualified to meet the process capability for a CPK of 1.33 or IT13, allowing for consistent part tolerances. [...]
There are two unique Design for Additive Manufacturing workshops coming up that you won't want to miss. The first one is taking place tomorrow so listen up . . . These workshops will showcase how to design for HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) technology to accelerate time to market, drive down cost, and deliver quality parts. Here are some of the things that you will learn: How and why HP decided to leverage Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology to manufacture over 140 functional parts used in each of our new MJF 500/300 series 3D printers vs. injection molding. How [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/yizf1f9u6u?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Nespresso Pod Holder – Final Assembly Our team used a combination of reverse engineering, additive, and subtractive technologies to develop this truly unique, Nespresso Pod Holder functional design.
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/dgtbrw4lva?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 When to Cut and When to Print While there are key differences, subtractive and additive manufacturing are not mutually exclusive. Both have unique benefits and are often used in conjunction with one another as you can see in this When to Cut and when to Print 2 Minute Tuesday.
Scaling to Production in Rapid Prototyping This is the final segment in our Rapid Prototyping series and here we will talk about scaling to production. When creating a new product, there are often two sets of designs: One set is for 3D printing prototypes while the other is for producing the part. However, most designers only think in terms of the latter. “When you’re developing a product, at each moment of the design, it is a final part,” said Gabriel Boutin, CEO of Syncro Innovation, an industrial design firm in Quebec, Canada, and the founder of Kupol, a new company [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/2ydyltw9kt?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 RIZE 3D Printing for Production Tooling Rize 3D Printing is helping manufacturers transform their supply chains from order-on-demand to make-on demand.
Last week we discussed the “value of functional prototypes” in rapid prototyping and today we are going to continue with a discussion about the color capabilities of the HP Jet Fusion technology. Color Capabilities of HP Jet Fusion Technology There are many ways to improve the value of a prototype, but one that is often overlooked is the addition of color. With the HP Jet Fusion 580/380 Color 3D Printers, it is now possible to print fully functional, color 3D parts. Adding color to prototypes is one way to test final part colors, but there are other ways to use [...]