The RAPID + TCT also know as Rapid Event is a conference that’s known worldwide as North America’s most influential additive manufacturing conference. Industry leaders in additive manufacturing demonstrate the latest 3d printers and 3d printing technology in the world. Experts review case studies on how the technology is transforming traditional manufacturing and present advanced applications of additive manufacturing.
Industrial 3D Printing
BigRep Large Scale 3D Printer
Take a look at Bigrep’s large format 3d printer at Rapid Event 2018 aka Rapid + TCT. Bigrep’s large format 3d printer has a 1m x 1m x 1m build area and prints all the basic fdm materials and filament.
3D Printed Motorcycle
Have you ever wanted to 3d print a motorcycle? These guys did. Check out the CarbonX by 3DXTECH. The 3d printed motorcycle is printed out of carbon fiber reinforced nylon.
More Additive Manufacturing Awesomeness
3D Printed Engine
Permatex has partnered with Polimotor LLC and its founder, Matti Holtzberg to help develop Polimotor 2, the next generation of polymer engines. The Polimotor 2 engine was designed with fiber reinforced polymer engine parts that are used in place of some of the traditional metal components, in order to reduce weight. Weight reduction is a critical factor in both racecars and everyday vehicles in order to maximize fuel economy and horsepower.
3D Printing In Metal
Mazak has a hybrid CNC machine that can 3d print metal and it’s as awesome as it sounds. Designed and manufactured by Mazak, the VC-500 AM HYBRID Multi-Tasking machine combines full 5-axis capability and additive technology that adds layer to additive manufacturing.
- Optimum Part Finish
- High Accuracy
This hightech hybrid machine builds parts to near net shape up to 10 times faster than other similar systems. No need to waste expensive material and losing time by large amounts of metal from a solid stock using traditional machining methods. The compact 5-axis platform named the VC-500 AM is cost effective and accommodates a wide range of part sizes and shapes.
Raise3D presenting parts from their large format Pro 2 Series high-resolution 3D printer.
Stacker 3D Printers
- S4-XL Build Volume 610 x 610 x 610mm
- S2 Build Volume 490mm x 390mm x 650mm
- Closed loop servos for ZERO lost steps
- Four Print Heads Independent
- Combo Drive Extruders