Top 10 3D Printing Videos 2017
A lot of incredible things happened in the 3D printer industry in 2017. Houses were built, new technologies were invented, and beautiful art was created. Fortunately, many of these achievements were recorded on video so we can show you the Top 10 3D printing videos 2017. Many big brands such as HP, Michelin, Renault, and more were involved. These videos show what is possible in the future with new technology, and how 3D printing & 3D scanning can benefit us all.
1. Apis Cor building a house in 24 hours
Russian company Apis Cor managed to 3D print a 38 square meter house in just 24 hours. They developed a machine with a removable arm that can turn on itself, covering an area of 132 square meters. The machine can be setup in 30 minutes on site in and still works in bad weather conditions as shown in the video. This has far-reaching consequences for the construction industry. Full article here.
2. Michelin’s 3D printed tire
Michelin has 3D printed a biodegradable and indestructible tire called the Concept Vision. This biomimetic tire features a reprintable tread according to weather conditions. Its honeycomb structure earned it a place in Time Magazine as one of the best innovations of the year 2017. In any case, it definitely has a place in our ranking! Full article here.
3. Adidas FutureCraft 4D
Adidas worked with 3D printing company Carbon 3D to produce 100,000 pairs of their FutureCraft 4D sneakers. These 3D printed sneakers were produced with Digital Light Synthesis technology that projects light and oxygen to harden different layers of resin. Adidas hopes to offer a shoe adapted to the foot of every athlete in terms of movement, stability, cushioning and comfort. Full article here.
4. RAMLAB 3D printed boat propeller
RAMLAB is a manufacturing facility at the Port of Rotterdam dedicated to producing spare parts for ships at Europe’s biggest port. With Autodesk’s help they 3D printed a full boat propeller. Following 9 months of tests and trials, the propeller has been approved and will release soon. A beautiful structure of 400 kg, made with 298 layers of material! Full article here.
5. HP Multi Jet Fusion
US tech giant HP announced its arrival on the additive manufacturing market in 2012 and rolled out its Multi Jet Fusion technology this year. Multi Jet Fusion is nn additive manufacturing technology based on the combination of a heat source and binders that solidify the printing material layer by layer, 10 times faster than competing technologies. Full article here.
6. The Voodoo Manufacturing Skywalker Project
Voodoo Manufacturing is a New York-based 3D micro-printer factory specializing in the mass production of plastic parts. It has a robotic arm that allows it to remove the printing trays and add new ones, providing continuous printing and therefore greater productivity. Full article here.
7. Project X at the University of Melbourne
A team of engineers from the University of Melbourne designed, 3D printed, and tested a rocket engine in just 4 months. A 3D printed engine called Aerospike Project X was created using direct metal laser sintering technology. The shape obtained makes it possible to improve the efficiency of the propulsion and thus to use less gas when the altitude is low. The engineers explain that they could not have achieved such a result without the use of additive manufacturing. Full article here.
8. The 3D printed heart of ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich engineers created a functional 3D printed heart from silicone. It weighs about 390 grams and has managed to make 3000 beats for the moment. This heart has two ventricles and a chamber that inflates due to atmospheric pressure to pump blood. Though not yet a feasible alternative to a heart, these results are promising. Full article here.
9. Renault’s Formula 1 Car
Renault recently their RS 2027 concept car with a 3D printed cabin. His Formula 1 should be the most powerful of the manufacturer, with a power of one megawatt and a weight of 600 kilos. Renault say the 3D printed cabin will use recycled materials and be fully customizable. Full article here.
10. Electric bike by Kinazo
The Slovak company Kinazo worked with Volkswagen to design its first 3D printed electric bike, the Kinazo e1. Designed from 3D Concept Laser printers, it is powered by a powerful battery system, controlled by a mobile application. Additive manufacturing has made it possible to create parts with complex geometries while optimizing the weight of the bike.
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