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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 […]

A Noticeable Development of 3D Printing Industry

Between 29th and 30th September The 3D Printing Days took place in Warsaw. The event gathered companies from the field of additive manufacturing as well as enthusiasts, hobbyists and individuals using 3D printing technology in everyday work. When visiting the booths of many exhibitors the visitors could appreciate the dynamic growth of 3D Printing industry.

3D Printers operating in FFF technology as well as companies producing materials and providing 3D printing services were immensely popular amongst the visitors. The exhibitors presented items created in a new printer working in SLA – XLAB technology, unfortunately, the device was not available for on-the-spot scrutiny. One of the producers of filaments presented a printer printing in light curable resin with the use of […]

5 Stages of Mold Creation

Current requirements towards techniques of creating metal components in molding process concern mainly the product quality and production time. It is important to remember that when launching a new element production, the evaluation of construction solutions, its ergonomics and visual features are essential. In order to do this, a prototype is created, it helps to eliminate any possible errors and make amendments in the design phase. Traditional process of model production is rather lengthy and expensive. With the use of rapid prototyping techniques and a 3D Printer working in Fused Filament Fabrication technology we are able to meet presented requirements.

Stage 1. Obtaining 3D-CAD Model

To obtain a 3D-CAD Model we can use CAD software for instance SOLIDWORKS and design an […]

A Trend That Will Change the Face of Industry

A great deal of production companies is often reluctant to invest in controversial, yet interesting designs of new products. The process of production launch and promotion alone is extremely costly and time-consuming. To make sure it will be successful, production companies perform short series and conduct marketing research.

The use of rapid prototyping technologies is more frequent at this stage and 3D Print is becoming more and more important. With the use of 3D Printers it is possible to create any number of new products without the need of launching a production process. Having product prototypes with feature similar to those of the end product at our disposal we can, at a very low cost, conduct market research, rule out […]