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Thermwood’s New Approach to 3D Printing a Yacht Hull Mould – MANUFACTUR3D

thermwood’s new approach to 3d printing a yacht hull mould – manufactur3d

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Above: LSAM Product Manager Scott Vaal with yacht hull mould/Image Source: Thermwood

Thermwood Corporation, Indiana-based company that develops, manufactures and distributes technology-based products, recently demonstrated the capabilities of its Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) by 3D printing a yacht hull mould measuring 51 foot. It showcased how only a single mould may be needed for the manufacture of larger vessels, such as yachts.
This is what Thermwood calls a New Approach to manufacturing large-scale products.
The 3D printed Yacht sections of this test mould are made of carbon fiber reinforced ABS from Techmer PM. ABS was chosen because of its physical properties and relatively low cost compared to other reinforced thermoplastics.
3D Printing a Yacht – The Journey Till Date
Above: LSAM MT with large 3D printed yacht hull segment/Image Source: Thermwood

Thermwood has already 3D printed a full size pleasure boat master pattern which has been used to produce multiple production boat hull moulds. While this demonstrated the value of additive manufacturing small boat tooling, much larger vessels, yachts for example, require a different approach. In these instances, since only a single mould is needed, it is desirable to print the mould itself rather than print a plug or …

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Coolest guy ever gets Pikus Concrete to place a 3D printed statue of himself in best friend’s backyard

coolest guy ever gets pikus concrete to place a 3d printed statue of himself in best friend’s backyard

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It’s no longer a secret – if you’ve been following this website – that concrete 3D printing is skyrocketing. As further proof, the technology is now expanding beyond construction, into decorative products and even pranks. Video creator and technology reviewer Jerry Rig Everything turned to Pikus Concrete, developers of a concrete 3D printing system, to play the coolest prank on his best friend, who had recently moved away. How? with a 3D printed statue of himself, of course.
Jerry and Pikus 3D printed a 6,000 lb statue out of concrete and placed it – with an integrated water fountain – right next to the pool at his best friend’s house. Check out the video above to see the whole process. The mere fact that more and more people like Jerry (or Jay Leno before him), who boasts some 6 million followers on his YouTube channel, continue to find interesting new uses and applications for different 3D printing technologies and processes, is a very positive sign for the future of the AM industry as a whole.
“As soon as I learned that a 3D Concrete printer was a real thing,” Jerry explained, “I knew it was time to build something cool.” In …

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Physicists 3D Print a Boat That Could Sail Down a Human Hair

physicists 3d print a boat that could sail down a human hair

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Screenshot: Leiden University Researchers at Leiden University have 3D printed the smallest boat in the world: a 30-micrometer copy of Benchy the tug boat, a well-known 3D printer test object. This boat is so small, it could float down the interior of a human hair.AdvertisementThe 3D-printed boat is part of an exploration of microswimmers, microscopic organisms or objects that can move through liquids. Natural examples of microswimmers are bacteria and sperm. This tiny Benchy propels itself using a bit of platinum that reacts with hydrogen peroxide.The most interesting thing is how they were able to print the little boat’s cockpit, an open space that requires lots of geometric trickery to build.Advertisement We’re going to need a bigger Benchy.Screenshot: CreativeTools (Other)“A laser is focused inside a droplet that locally hardens in the focal spot of the laser,” said researcher Daniela Kraft. “By moving the laser through the droplet in a controlled way, we can write the swimmer shape that we want.”G/O Media may get a commission $10 off Your First Bag of Coffee$4“Because the print is taking place inside the droplet, and we are printing layer by layer, we can maintain the …

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An Italian company created the world’s first 3D-printed fiberglass boat — take a closer look at the sleek ‘Mambo’

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Startup Moi Composites built a striking vessel it’s calling the first 3D-printed fiberglass boat. 
The firm built its Motor Additive Manufacturing Boat — MAMBO for short — to showcase its 3D-printing abilities. 
Moi says its “continuous fiber manufacturing” process lets it create unusual shapes that aren’t possible with traditional methods. 
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Recent 3D-printing technology has advanced immensely, with the process now being used to create complex products like houses, face shields, aerospace components, and much more. Now one manufacturing startup just built what it’s calling the very first 3D-printed fiberglass boat. Italian firm Moi Composites created MAMBO (short for Motor Additive Manufacturing Boat) to show off its 3D-printing capabilities, specifically a process called “continuous fiber manufacturing.” Moi says the process lets it create shapes that would be too expensive or all-around impossible with traditional manufacturing practices. And MAMBO certainly exemplifies that – the striking boat has an organic, flowing design and an “inverted tricycle” shape that looks like nothing else on the water. Moi displayed the vessel at the Genoa Boat Show earlier this month, but didn’t release any plans to manufacture it at scale. Learn a bit more about MAMBO below:

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3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, October 25, 2020 – 3DPrint.com | The Voice of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing

3d printing webinar and virtual event roundup, october 25, 2020 – 3dprint.com | the voice of 3d printing / additive manufacturing

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I hope you’ve cleared your schedule for the week, because we’ve got a lot of webinars and virtual events to tell you about! Formlabs and ASME are both hosting summits, Dyndrite is holding its second virtual event, Dassault is hosting a virtual grand opening, and SME is holding a virtual event focused on smart manufacturing technologies. ACAM and Women in 3D Printing are each continuing with their respective series, GF Machining Solutions will discuss large-scale metal AM in a new webinar, and PostProcess Technologies. Finally, EOS and Nanofabrica have both published on-demand webinars that can be viewed at any time. Read on for the details!
Formlabs User Summit

This busy week kicks off on Tuesday, October 27th, with the Formlabs Global User Summit, which is going virtual this year. During the summit, Formlabs will be celebrating the innovators shaping the future of manufacturing, including digital factories and desktop 3D printers. Attendees will be able to connect live with the company’s international teammates, as well as get a behind-the-scenes look at Formlabs locations in Asia, Europe, and North America and participate in some contests too.
The Formlabs University track will help attendees increase AM knowledge, and there will …

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Renewable energy and additive manufacturing: Biden argues for move to renewable energy; AM stands at the ready

renewable energy and additive manufacturing: biden argues for move to renewable energy; am stands at the ready

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Joe Biden clearly endorsed renewable energies during the second presidential debate, which took place on the evening of October 22, 2020. The specific renewable energies that have yet to be explored at a widespread industrial scale are biomass, solar and wind. Biden argued for a move away from fossil fuels while adopting wind and solar energy as sustainable replacements. Such a policy does not, of course, spell overnight doom for the oil industry; it does, however, mean that renewable energy companies might seek to ramp up production in the coming years if Biden gets elected. Increasing production, particularly in emerging solar and wind production, is territory rife for additive manufacturing.
AM’s scalability and rapid deployment (advantages that are already recognized in the oil and gas sector) make it ideal for the renewable energy sector.
AM and Green Energy
AM does occupy some space in this field and has been lauded as a space that can facilitate renewable energy uptake. T3DP’s volumetric 3D printing process, for example, might finally pave the way to 3D printed solar cells. This start-up’s method combines material science and advanced geometries to shape perovskite, a calcium titanium oxide material that can be melted with …

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3D Printing News Briefs, October 24, 2020: nTopology & Etteplan, DSM, CAR3D Project, MELD Manufacturing – 3DPrint.com | The Voice of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing

3d printing news briefs, october 24, 2020: ntopology & etteplan, dsm, car3d project, meld manufacturing – 3dprint.com | the voice of 3d printing / additive manufacturing

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In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about a partnership between nTopology and Etteplan, a new material from DSM, CAR3D’s COVID-19 protection equipment, and a pretty cool 3D printed milestone from MELD Manufacturing.
nTopology Chooses Etteplan as Nordic Design Partner

US engineering software company nTopology has selected Finland-based Etteplan as its preferred Design Partner in the Nordic region, or Norden, which is made up of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Etteplan has spent the last few years investing in multiple fields of advanced manufacturing, including automation, digital twins, robotics, and additive manufacturing, and this new partnership with nTopology, in which the two companies will be building next-generation engineering design tools, will help to grow its position as a top Norden AM expert.
“nTopology is excited to announce our first referral partnership in Europe with Etteplan, our preferred design partner in the Nordics,” said Bradley Rothenberg, Founder and CEO of nTopology. “This means that any nTop customers who have difficult or complex challenges with product development and design can turn to the experts at Etteplan to help meet their performance and design requirements. They provide years of experience with additive and advanced manufacturing processes as …

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CAR3D, the first European 3D printing project to create COVID-19 protection equipment

car3d, the first european 3d printing project to create covid-19 protection equipment

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It’s no longer big news that the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 is creating sanitary challenges like never seen before. At this point, and without a vaccine or effective treatment, the use of masks and other types of personal protective equipment (PPE), is the best way to limit the spread of the virus circulation.
At the beginning of this crisis, the absolute lack of protective materials boosted a myriad of initiatives to quickly design, produce and fabricate this equipment in order to, mainly, keep our healthcare professionals safe while performing their invaluable work. Many, such as ourselves through the Here to Help project, turned to 3D printing to create a quick and consistent manufacturing line of items such as protective face shields.Nowadays, the challenge is to maintain the supply of masks, which are often not made for reuse, as well as other PPE, such as face shields.
Additive manufacturing, leveraging technologies such as 3D printing, has already proven its capacity to help to meet the demand for masks and other equipment, particularly in the case of reusable masks. However, we are faced with stark disparities across Europe in the standards and varieties of PPE and the coordination of regulatory …

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Sequoyah student uses 3D printing to create prosthetic limbs

sequoyah student uses 3d printing to create prosthetic limbs

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For his Eagle Scout project, Sequoyah High School senior Daniel McCrobie decided that he wanted to help out those in need through his knowledge of three-dimensional printing.“I have always wanted to do something that would help benefit the community,” Daniel said. “I thought about helping people through my Eagle Scout project, so then I had to decide what to do. I wanted to do something that would let me utilize my particular skills and interests, and I was steered in the right direction by my robotics team coach.”Daniel said that his coach suggested several public outreach projects that he wanted the team to do. This was when Daniel was told about e-NABLE, which is a global company that focuses on creating and sharing source designs for prosthetics to help those in need.“I learned a lot about e-NABLE and I immediately became interested because I saw it as an opportunity to have that Eagle Scout project that would pertain to my skills,” Daniel said. “I was able to use this Eagle Scout project as part of my contribution to the robotics team as well.”The next step was figuring out how to raise enough money to get the …

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3D Printed Watch: 10 Great Projects & Models to 3D Print | All3DP

3d printed watch: 10 great projects & models to 3d print | all3dp

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