NextIntent saves days of production time and lighter-weight machined parts through the precise machining analysis with GibbsCAM CAD/CAM software
Creating One-of-a-Kind Parts for the Mars Exploration Rover
Parts and assemblies for the Rover, some machined from solid titanium, contain complex angles and undercut walls, some with thicknesses as small as 1mm (0.040″).
Next Intent Uses GibbsCAM to Meet Tight Requirements
The successful Mars Rover mission underlines Next Intent’s use of GibbsCAM software to keep material as thin as possible without affecting the structural integrity of parts.
Reverse engineering software from 3D Systems Geomagic enables recreation of obsolete automotive part. 3D Systems Manufacturing Services allow rapid creation of precise, discrete parts
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.
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.
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.
“The carbon fiber strength is really, really impressive. When you have a plastic part that feels and looks like a plastic part, but it has this internal strength of something much different, it sets everybody up for a shock.”
— Sam Dicpetris, Engineer, Siemens Gas & Power