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Plastic Additive Manufacturing Case Studies

  • Zaha Hadid - accurate architectural model

    Zaha Hadid – accurate architectural model

    Zaha Hadid Architects wanted to produce a powerful 3D model over 2m long to give visual impact for presentation purposes of the Guggenheim Museum in Taichung, Taiwan. The proposal was based on the concept of the museum as an ever-changing event space.

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  • Marks Barfield - model demonstrates concept

    Marks Barfield – model demonstrates concept

    Marks Barfield Architects believe that good design transforms the quality of the environment and aim to provide an architecture that is innovative, sustainable, an imaginative response to context and a pleasure to experience.

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  • Coventry University - complex structures and shapes

    Coventry University – complex structures and shapes

    Students graduating in automotive, transport and product design from Coventry University in June 2009 displayed a wide variety of final projects; from hydrogen-powered super cars to electric commuters.

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  • Oxford Brookes - min weight, max performance

    Oxford Brookes – min weight, max performance

    3T RPD Ltd has sponsored the Oxford Brookes team for several years, and were delighted to support them again by supplying parts for their 2007 race car. Using plastic Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology, 3T built two housings in Glass Filled Nylon using Selective Laser Sintering for the cars electronic components ...

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  • Sean Henry - scale model of unique sculpture

    Sean Henry – scale model of unique sculpture

    Sean Henry, a world-renowned sculptor, was commissioned to create the UK's first permanent offshore sculpture for the Northumbrian coastal village of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, as it underwent a major development project to bring the once famous beach and sea front back to, and beyond, its former glory. Between March and September 2007, the £10million project involved recharging the beach with 500,000 tonnes of new sand, building a new breakwater in the bay and improving the promenade.

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  • Triple Eight Race Engineering - reduced design time

    Triple Eight Race Engineering – reduced design time

    Using Plastic AM resulted in Triple Eight Racing gaining confidence in geometrical conformity and material strength when using rapid prototyped parts on the engine dyno. The advantages of this become very clear when you can have a number of parts from conception, through the plastic AM process, inspected, built up and on the dyno within 2 weeks …

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  • University of Hertfordshire - reduced weight part

    University of Hertfordshire – reduced weight part

    The University of Hertfordshire is among the leading Universities in the UK for Engineering and Motorsport students. It is very well established within the automotive industry, having run Automotive Degree courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level for over 30 years.

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  • The Observer Ethical Awards 2009 - creative award

    The Observer Ethical Awards 2009 – creative award

    As environmental issues top agendas worldwide, The Observer Ethical Awards 2009 highlights the individuals and companies that have gone the extra green mile in the UK. At an award ceremony at London’s Kensington Roof Gardens on 3rd June 2009, winners of 10 ethical categories were presented with personalised ‘Habbit’ awards, based upon their own carbon footprint.

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  • Jordan Askill Sculptor - complex organic shape

    Jordan Askill Sculptor – complex organic shape

    Jordan wanted to create an object that would accompany pieces of his sculptural jewellery to represent an organic shape in one complete piece with a high level of detail, whilst demonstrating the use of innovative technology.

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  • Freedom Of Creation - bespoke and low volume

    Freedom Of Creation – bespoke and low volume

    3T RPD work with many UK and European designers and architects, and has developed a close working relationship with Freedom Of Creation in The Netherlands. Having recently won a commission from Dutch design company Wetzels Brown Partners, Freedom Of Creation co-developed the creation of 23 unique chairs for a 100ft. sailing yacht and private residence. The innovative design of the chair was inspired by Freedom Of Creation's Janne Kyttanen's Macedonia tray, which was created in 2007 for The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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