3D technologies and reproduction – 3Dnatives

This week, find out how 3D technology is being used in the arts. In France, an association succeeded in reproducing a 17th-century statue through digitization and 3D printing. 3D Systems then presents two of its metal 3D printers, the DMP Flex 350 Dual and DMP Factory 350 Dual solutions, designed to meet the needs of many industries. Finally, meet us in Spain, where the Aimen Technology Center prints large parts in 3D. In any case, we wish you all a good Sunday!

TOP 1: 3D technologies and reproduction: In the field of art, 3D technologies are used today for various reasons. For example, last year, on the occasion of the World Expo in Dubai, the city of Florence made a copy of David 5 meters high. This time it is in France that 3D technologies are put at the service of art. In Salviaca, in the department of Lot, a project initiated by the association of animation and culture aims to create a republic of the statue of Notre Dame de l’Olme, dating from the 17th century. To do this, they first digitized the artwork using a 3D scanner and then printed it out on a Raise 3D printer:

TOP 2: 3D metal printing in 3D Systems: Jeff Ruppert, Application Innovation Group (AIG) Manager at 3D Systems, talks about the features of the DMP Flex 350 Dual and DMP Factory 350 Dual printers. Designed for the design of metal parts, they are capable of working with titanium and aluminum in particular and today represent a real and viable alternative to traditional metal casting for manufacturers and service providers in various industries.

TOP 3: Large Format 3D Printing: While additive manufacturing used to be mostly about designing small parts, 3D printing is now a way to see things big. Today, more and more companies and industries, such as Aimen Technology Center, are choosing 3D printing for the production of large parts:

TOP 4: Traditional methods and 3D printing: In this short video, Shapeways discusses the differences between traditional manufacturing techniques and additive manufacturing. The print service, based in the Netherlands and New York, demonstrates the key benefits of the technology. 3D printing is attractive for creating custom parts, personalizing objects, or even saving time and reducing costs. If you want to learn more after this video, feel free to refer to the 3Dnatives article on the subject:

TOP 5: Wood, developing material: In Israel, Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a unique and innovative 3D printing method. They have succeeded in developing a wood ink that allows 3D printed parts to transform after drying. For example, they managed to make kitchen utensils and even furniture, such as chairs. Through this technique, they hope to revolutionize the building methods of the future:

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