by Harold Sorto November 07, 2016

This Blog Post is from out Friends at Ultimaker and it was written by Caspar de Vries - 

Case studies

This month, Ultimaker was featured in diverse projects that use 3D printing for everything from prototyping to parts.

  1. Uniti. Uniti is reinventing the commuter car for the modern city-dwelling millennial. Their lightweight all-electric car could be to the automotive industry what the smartphone was to the cell phone industry - revolutionizing how people commute. Their Ultimaker 2+ is helping them achieve their goals with model prints.
  2. Occipital. Occipital opened the world of virtual reality to Apple lovers everywhere with their $500 development kit that brings room-scale motion tracking to iOS. This room-scale technology will allow users to enjoy VR no matter where they move in a space. The prototypes were printed on an Ultimaker 2.
  3. Crea. Crea got crazy with their modification of a classic Yamaha XT 600E. This model has inspired generations of motorcycle enthusiasts. But this mod had a leg-up on the prior generations. That’s because when they ran into problems, they fabricated solutions and printed them on their Ultimaker 2+. Sweet.
Yamaha XT 600E
Crea's modification of the Yamaha XT 600E
Uniti's lightweight all-electric car
Inspiring prints
Like every month, October brought great and inspiring 3D prints. Here’s this month's favourites:
  • Ghostbusters proton pack. Michael van Kesteren finished another one of his legendary props; the Ghostbusters proton pack, and tweeted the pic. Michael is a professional prop maker in the TV and movie industry. We covered a story on him earlier in September.
  • Lucio gun. 3D printing enthusiast Simone Fontana printed the Lucio gun from Overwatch and did a great job in post-processing. His YouTube video explains how it's done.
  • High speed RC car. James Beswick updated us on his radio control dragster project and shared pictures from the build. He too was covered in one of our earlier stories, so it's always nice to get an update every once in a while!
  • Wrench. Daniel Noree showed off this wrench he printed in dual material on the Ultimaker 3 in a recent tweet. This wrench has been a source of frustration for many makers as it can (technically) be printed in-place, but the slightest printing flaw or deviation makes it useless.
  • Discobolus. This timelapse shows the printing of the Discobolus on display at the London Museum. It's a great example of the complex models that can be crafted with PVA support material.
  • Pumpkin King Jack. Still in the spirit of Halloween, this timelapse clearly illustrates the possibilities of dual color printing.
James Beswick's RC dragsters
This wraps up our first monthly round-up. Now, let's see what November brings...

Harold Sorto
Harold Sorto


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