3D printing use case: Prototyping

3D printing has been applied for the visualisation of the product / part or in order to validate its functionalities.


Showcases:

Concept Tool

The concept tool is a prototype of an advanced drilling machine that sets a benchmark about what can be achieved today through state of the art 3D printing in terms of development and manufacturing.

Industry: Services (Engineering, Consulting, Marketing, etc.)
Field of innovation: Prototyping

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


Plastic-Bottles Prototypes

No moulding costs for exemplary bottles to be used in trials and customer-presentations

Industry: Industrial Manufacturing
Field of innovation: Prototyping

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


Complex Architectural Elements

The Combination of 3D-printing and ultra-high performant, fiber reinforced concrete enables the production of exceptionally complex architectural elements. This showcase shows how the advantages of both technologies are combined.

Industry: Architecture / Construction
Field of innovation: Prototyping

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


Part of ECU housing made of PP by SLS manufacturing

Using SLS Polypropylene (PP) powder allows in the early stage to produce close to serial production ECU housing parts which can be intergrated in the vehicles to perform Lifetime Tests.

Industry: Automotive
Field of innovation: Prototyping

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


Verification / optimization of elastic TPU seals with SLS

Various sealing profiles have been translated from digital models to real parts and could be examined in environmental tests in terms of efficiency. These cost-effective and higher-quality seals are commercialized.

Industry: Architecture / Construction
Field of innovation: Prototyping

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


3D printer for technical ceramics

3D ceramic printer based on microextrusion with subsequent sintering. The prototype of a 3D ceramic printer 2.0 was developed at the ZHAW in an interdisciplinary development project.

Industry: Industrial Manufacturing
Field of innovation: Prototyping

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