3D Printing Briefs, June 25, 2022: Partnerships, Research and More – 3DPrint.com

In today’s 3D printing briefs, 3DOS and Ivaldi are working together to deliver critical parts in demand for heavy industries in Africa, and ASME has released an AM design standard based on research from the NIST. 1016 Industries presented its Ferrari SF90 carbon fiber kit and the Centauri 5 satellite was successfully launched with 3D printed patch antennas. Researchers studied the effects of 3D printed padding on mountain bike backpacks. Finally, Zaxe 3D Printing Technologies makes it easy to design and print using Paint 3D combined with its own software. Continue reading!

3DOS and Ivaldi team up to deliver on-demand parts via Web3

The Ivaldi Group has partnered with another Silicon Valley company, 3DOS, to securely deliver on-demand 3D printed critical parts to heavy industries in Africa via the web3 decentralized network. With this integration, Ivaldi and its customers can take advantage of protected royalties and more easily get 3D printed parts on demand near their point of use. When a user needs a part, the 3DOS network instantly finds a local manufacturer and initiates the print-on-demand job. Parts are protected as 3DOS NFTs and then delivered securely via web3. Additionally, the network facilitates global transactions and payments through decentralized finance (DeFi), based on secure distributed ledgers like those used by cryptocurrencies.

“We are excited to be working with 3DOS as they are building the world’s largest decentralized on-demand manufacturing platform that will allow us to safely deliver mission-critical parts to our customers around the world,” said Espen Sivertsen. , CEO of Ivaldi Group. . “Their cutting-edge work with DeFi protocols and blockchain opens up exciting new business models for OEMs and end users.”

ASME releases AM design standard based on NIST research

These 3D models feature many of the unique degrees of freedom offered by additive manufacturing, such as the production of parts with complex geometries and made of multiple materials (Reprinted from ASME Y14.46-2022, with permission from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

A new standard, Y14.46, was recently released by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), based on research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Traditional design language generally works for traditional manufacturing methods, but not so much for additive manufacturing, which means that information about AM designs can be lost in translation. The new standard is intended to help engineers more effectively communicate AM-specific considerations to manufacturers and product inspectors in design documents. Some concepts covered in this standard include details about the construction process, such as orientation and 3D printed support structures, how to package 3D model-based data so that it is machine readable, and more. Again.

“The industry is currently in the midst of a digital transformation, moving away from physical 2D drawings, and additive manufacturing is one of the enablers because it requires digital 3D models. And if you’re working on one of those models, this standard will guide you to make it understandable for both 3D printers and other people,” said ASME Project Engineering Advisor Fredric Constantino.

“Some of the other ASME standards last ten years, twenty years without revision, but additive manufacturing is advancing so rapidly. We aim to keep pace by adding to this standard over time. We expect it to evolve quickly.

1016 Industries releases custom Ferrari SF90 carbon fiber kit

Automotive aftermarket producer 1016 Industries, which specializes in 3D printing carbon fiber for high-performance exotics, has launched its new custom carbon fiber kit for the Ferrari SF90. This “ultimate road car” from Ferrari, and its first to use an electric vehicle, features all-carbon fiber designs to not only create a unique silhouette, but also improve performance. These limited edition SF90 carbon fiber models are available in a premium 1×1 weave or 2×2 twill pattern, and can be manufactured with special satin finishes upon request. Available parts are carbon fiber front bumper flaps, front lip, bonnet ventilation system, rear diffuser and side skirts. Additional 3D printed carbon fiber parts for the SF90 include a roof spoiler and a special trunk spoiler. 1016 Industries currently offers SF90 carbon fiber treatments for $51,200.

“Our approach to carbon fiber is that every part should work smoothly in harmony with the vehicle. At 1016 Industries, we design custom exotic cars that offer something special to enthusiasts who belong only to them when “they get behind the wheel. We specialize in making special cars even more special. 1016 Industries’ SF90 Carbon Fiber is designed for elite collectors and immediately creates a stir when people see this rare Ferrari on the road,” said Peter Northrop, CEO of 1016 Industries.

Fleet Space launches satellite with 3D printed patch antennas

The Fleet Space Centauri 5 with 3D printed metal patch antennas. Image via Fleet Space.

Fleet Space Technologies successfully launched its next-generation Centauri 5 micro-satellite on the recent SpaceX Falcon 9 Transporter-5 mission, cementing its leadership position in the Australian space technology industry. The 12kg Centauri 5 features what Fleet Space considers a world first: a set of fully 3D-printed metal patch antennas, which the company claims can deliver ten times the throughput per kilo of spacecraft. These 3D printed antennas can deliver higher data rates, increased gain, and allow reuse of S-band frequency channels across different beams, meaning the data capacity of the Centauri 5 is significantly increased over what that its predecessors could offer. The Centauri 5, placed in low Earth orbit (LEO), also features greater radiation resistance, improved S-band range, and new capabilities for direct communication with Fleet Space’s ground base.

“We have built our business and our reputation by consistently achieving our stated goals and developing technologies that meet real human and business needs in a reliable and cost-effective manner,” said Flavia Tata Nardini, CEO and Co-Founder of Fleet Space Technologies. “Centauri 5 will bring significant new capabilities to our existing constellation. It also supports the development of our next Alpha Constellation, which enables our pioneering mineral exploration tool ExoSphere to bring transformational benefits for the exploration of critical energy transition materials.

Study of the effect of 3D printed padding on mountain bike backpacks

Fig. 1: View of back panel padding and example average pressure distribution images for (a) conventional VAUDE Bracket 25L and (b) prototype with 3D printed padding.

A group of German researchers from sustainable outdoor clothing and equipment brand Vaude, Chemnitz University of Technology and OECHSLER AG collaborated on a research project to determine the “effect of fabricated padding additively on the mechanical and thermal comfort of MTB backpacks”. They hoped to improve the mechanical and thermal comfort of mountain bike (MTB) backpacks, which typically have thin foam-based back padding to reduce wobble and high mechanical comfort; unfortunately, these have no thermal comfort, due to their full contact with the rider’s back. The researchers proposed replacing these foam pads with 3D-printed pads, which exhibited modified stiffness based on initial pressure measurements. The team tested their proof-of-concept backpack in a lab environment with five male volunteers, wearing three sensors along their spine for three 25-minute sessions on a stationary indoor bike. Once the anthropometric measurements were taken, the backpacks and the bike were adjusted to personal preferences, and the pressure distribution and microclimate were measured. They found that the prototype backpack with the 3D-printed padding had much lower peak and average contact pressures, lower contact area at pressures >20 kPa, and improved thermal comfort, with relative humidity and reduced temperature rise.

“The new backpack padding concept has proven to be superior to an established design approach. The 3D printed pads offer a substantial advantage, not only for thermal comfort, but also for mechanical comfort. Future developments will will focus on the specific layout and design of additively manufactured pads to meet market criteria for mass production,” the researchers concluded.

Zaxe on 3D modeling with Paint 3D

Finally, 3D printer manufacturer Zaxe is working to provide a variety of solutions across its ecosystem that meet the needs of institutions and individuals; this apparently involves making it easier to use Paint 3D to model and print designs on its 3D printers. In 2016, Microsoft confirmed that it was updating its Paint app with several new features, including 3D design capabilities, and Paint 3D was officially introduced as part of Windows 10 Creators Update in 2017. Zaxe recently posted a YouTube video explaining the simple steps needed to create 3D printable designs in Paint 3D, move them to its xDesktop software, and print them on a Zaxe 3D printer.

“You can choose a model from Paint3D’s own 3D model library or easily design your own 3D models on it and turn the designs into .stl files. When you are done with your design, simply drag and drop your design into xDesktop. Now sit back and watch your Zaxe 3D printer work its magic.

Watch the video below to learn: