3D printing use case: More customized products

3D printing enables the achievement of component customisation, without incurring cost penalties in manufacturing. In this application fields, design of products is specifically tailored to the requirements of the user, and products are often manufactured in lot-size 1.


Showcases:

Lens shades

ALPA realizes customized lens shades for high-end cameras with 3D printing

Industry: Electronics
Field of application: More customized products

See this showcase at: AM Expo 2016 (20. and 21. September 2016, Messe Luzern, Switzerland)


Flat suction cup for computer chips

Flat suction cup for cleaning of computer chips with thickness of 10-20 microns. Integration of a connection for ESD ionizer. Geometry can only be manufactured with additive processes.

Industry: Industrial Manufacturing
Field of application: More customized products

See this showcase at: AM Expo 2016 (20. and 21. September 2016, Messe Luzern, Switzerland)


Trainingsmodel «The Egg»

The training model supports future physicians in endoscopic surgery. It allows training of the processes and movements during an operation under realistic conditions.

Industry: Medical
Field of application: More customized products

See this showcase at: AM Expo 2016 (20. and 21. September 2016, Messe Luzern, Switzerland)


Clear Aligner (Braces)

Aligners are made out of transparent plastic, produced by thermic deformation with a 3D printed model or deep drawing.

Industry: Medical
Field of application: More customized products

See this showcase at: AM Expo 2016 (20. and 21. September 2016, Messe Luzern, Switzerland)


YP HELMET INITIATIVE FOR MASS CUSTOMIZATION

Personalized protection helmet in which the elastic parts are produced out of thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer (TPE) by SLS manufacturing. New mechanical possibilities and very detailed adaptive spring/damping mechanisms could be achieved with the TPE (see donuts structures in the pictures).

Industry: Services (Engineering, Consulting, Marketing, etc.)
Field of application: More customized products

See this showcase at: AM Expo 2016 (20. and 21. September 2016, Messe Luzern, Switzerland)