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TOP 5: Most Important Events of 2017 in VSHAPER

The year 2017 was marked by innovation, cooperation and development. New products presented during prestigious international fairs, new partners in the distribution network and new customers using VERASHAPE solutions in production processes are just a general summary of our last year’s activities. Underneath, we present 5 most important events of 2017 in VSHAPER, which not only influenced the development of our company, but were also of great importance to the entire field of 3D Printing.

1. SOFTSHAPER for every 3D Printer

At the beginning of last year, we announced that we had signed a license agreement with Siemens PLM Software, thus becoming one of the world’s first 3D Printers manufacturers, to create software based on Parasolid Communicator to support the import […]

Automotive Industry Invests in 3D Printing – interview with Selçuk Yildirim

Cooperating with worldwide distributors of VSHAPER solutions, we have a chance to learn about the specificity of markets where those solutions are offered. Companies partnering up with VSHAPER are provided with product training as well as substantive and marketing support in every stage of their distribution process. During training prepared for Turkish distributor from Mayıs Tasarım, Agnieszka Kielar had a chance to talk to Selçuk Yildirim about 3D Printing market in Turkey.

Hello Selciuk we are meeting today in a special economic zone, where the VSHAPER production line is based. I know Turkey also has well-organized economic zones located near large cities and industrial hubs. In what way is the development of companies which run their businesses in the economic […]

How to Design Functional Models for FFF Technology?

Additive technologies enable us to create functional elements in relatively short time, which can complement, for instance, production lines. The undoubted advantage of this approach is the ability to create the model in one production process (in one operation), which significantly reduces the production costs and speeds up the process of its implementation.

The right choice of material
A wide range of available materials allows the exact match of the material to the working conditions of the component made. For example, ABS will be perfect for creating static structural elements, not exposed to high vibrations of the entire system. Elements made of ASA can be used outdoors because they are resistant to weather conditions (UV radiation). In conditions with high frequency […]

High Value Added Production is the Future of Asian Industry – interview with Shou Chung

Cooperating with worldwide distributors of VSHAPER solutions, we have a chance to learn about the specificity of markets where those solutions are offered. Companies partnering up with VSHAPER are provided with product training as well as substantive and marketing support in every stage of their distribution process. During the first training cycle prepared for Asian distributor from Tinjin NewTech Corp., Agnieszka Kielar – Content Manager from VERASHAPE, had a chance to talk to Shou Chung about 3D Printing market in Asia.

Hello Shou, this is your first visit in Poland, how do you like it here?
YES, it is my first time in Poland. I find the people here very nice. The Polish food is just great. The scenery is […]

3D Printing as Alternative for Conventional Production Methods

Not long ago, 3D Printing was perceived as a technological novelty. Nowadays, 3D Printers are an integral part of machinery park of many companies and they are used as alternative to conventional production methods.

Until recently, most common industrial application of 3D Printing technology has been Rapid Prototyping of testing parts. Today, additive manufacturing supports small-lot production and fully functional components production. For many producers, 3D Printing has become an essential tool for enhancing the quality of production process, creating and testing new solutions and making assembly more efficient.

Additive technologies are most commonly used in previously mentioned Rapid Prototyping. Implementing 3D Printing technology in prototyping process and using soluble support materials allows the user to create shapes that would be […]

Top 10 Reasons to Choose SOFTSHAPER

1. Layers grouping
Layers grouping in SOFTSHAPER allows the user to define model areas by selecting layers that can be modified. Groups created by the user can be modified and their scope can be changed. The user can automatically detect and determine areas based on predefined parameters for each model individually as well as for selected group of models. This approach accelerates the process of creating model technology through automatic or manual area definition and assigning the right properties by changing 3D Printing technology.

2. Printing few models with different parameters in one process
SOFTSHAPER, by combining the process tree mechanisms and parametrization of the support and contour infill, allows the user to freely control the structure of the model. Most […]

5 Tips for Successful PEEK Printing

Because of its unique qualities PEEK is widely used and highly desired in many industries such as medicine, aerospace, oil and gas industry and automotive. It is really successful in small-lot production as well as specialist designs and prototypes where metal processing is exceptionally difficult or even impossible. The filament, however is not easy to handle in a printing process.

1. Control the temperature
It is very important to have adequate thermal management and control over the entire build chamber as PEEK does not react well under temperature fluctuations. PEEK is high temperature printing material, therefore it can be printed at very high temperatures from 360°C to 450°even. Bear in mind that bed temperature should be 120°C at minimum.

2. Dry the […]

3D Printing in Facial Reconstruction

The orbit is the cavity or socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated. It serves as a skeleton for the protective apparatus of the eyeball. Among most common reasons for its injuries are traffic accidents, assault and battery, sports and fall injuries. Out of four walls constituting the eye socket the bottom one gets most commonly damaged. Any injuries of the eye socket can lead to permanent facial deformation and visual impairment, therefore, the correct diagnosis and the right therapeutic decisions are immensely important.

During a traditional surgical procedure the eye socket is stabilized with an appropriately prepared titanium plate which is shaped during the operation. It significantly lengthens the time of procedure and […]

SOLIDWORKS Supports our Production

Verashape has been cooperating with world-renowned enterprises for many years, supporting their production processes. VSHAPER 3D Printing solutions support customers from different branches of industry in rapid prototyping and small-lot production processes, facing the challenges of contemporary industry. Verashape is currently working on ‘Globally innovative additive printer’ supported by The National Centre for Research and Development. Working on such a wide scope of projects requires the engagement of experienced specialists and the support of professional tools.

Verashape has chosen to work on their projects in virtual environment with the support of SOLIDWORKS solutions which help constructors on every stage of 3D model preparation. This attitude helps to standardize the way the documentation is prepared. Moreover, the virtual model creates a […]

Endoprosthesis Modelling with 3D Printing Technology

Supported by sophisticated CAD/CAM software modern manufacturing technologies create new possibilities of modelling even most complicated shapes with high precision. Medical application for 3D Printing is particularly interesting. Additive manufacturing technology can be used to print, at low cost, faithful models of human organs serving as teaching aids for future doctors.

Three-dimensional models featuring high precision, acquired based on medical imaging (e.g. CT) of a specific patient, can be helpful when preparing for an operation. Endoprosthesis printed for an individual patient can be yet more useful even during a clinical trial.

Shell modelling
Mesh polygon is considered a very convenient tool in multi-dimensional object modelling. By joining edges of at least two polygons one can model geometric figures in two-dimensional space as […]