Category: Case Studies

Jay Leno and Team Put 3D Systems End-To-End Manufacturing Technologies to the Test

Reverse engineering software from 3D Systems Geomagic enables recreation of obsolete automotive part. 3D Systems Manufacturing Services allow rapid creation of precise, discrete parts

The Breakdown:

CHALLENGE


Find and fabricate replacement parts for classic and hand-built cars, some of them more than 100 years old, using advanced scanning and 3D tools.

SOLUTION


Using a Faro scanning arm and Geomagic Design X, and 3D Systems On-Demand Parts Manufacturing Services, produced SLS parts in Duraform HST Nylon material.

BENEFIT


The retrofit parts from 3D Systems fit perfectly, and the increased strength of the SLS-printed parts means that it will be harder to break them going forward.

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Metal Technology (MTI) forges new path with metal 3D printing and English Racing

Produced unique on-engine 3D printed metal under-pulley gear within 1 day, and was on the race car engine for testing 3 days later to go on and win races

The Breakdown:

CHALLENGE


Rapidly produce an innovative and critical race car engine part without relying on costly casting and tooling processes

SOLUTION


Pro X DMP metal 3D printing enabled rapid production of a new under-pulley gear without waiting for tooling or having costly production processes.

BENEFIT


Production of more complex part that would be difficult to produce using traditional methods, taking 1 day to print, saving thousands of dollars in the process compared to casting

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