Péckvillchen 2020

“Péckvillchen” is a Luxembourgish traditional whistle in the shape of a bird. These are sold every year on Easter Monday at the “Eemaischen” (Emmaus) market. This year the students from the “Lycée Arts et Métiers” in Luxembourg designed the “Jang”, a unique Péckvillchen.

For the first time 3D printing technology was used to produce such a bird whistle. It is printed in Nylon (PA12) with selective laser sintering (SLS) technology. After the printing process the bird whistles were custom dyed in blue.

Face Mask Strap

AMSOL designed a strap to comfortably wear the protection masks provided by the Luxembourgish government. The strap is 3D printed in Nylon (PA12) with Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) technology. As a result of its flexibility the strap can adapt to any shape of head. The strings of the mask can be attached to the strap at two different positions.

In this way the face mask fits snugly on your head.

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Product development and functional prototype of a high chair for children

On Nov 2017 a client came to us with a quite short list of requirements of a high chair for children. The concept should be transportable, lightweight, compact when dissembled and suitable for babies and toddlers.
There are two kinds of travel high chairs on the market: those who need to be fixed on a chair or table and those who can stand by themselves. The first ones have a more or less decent size but do not fit all chairs and tables. The second ones fit every situation but are mostly clumsy and heavy. Both of them can only be used by children who are able to sit by themselves. Our focus was to create a high chair which would allow families to be flexible in every situation such as visiting restaurants or other family members who are not equipped with a sitting solution for small children or babies.

The concept is the first one to stand by itself and have a decent size once it is dissembled. It even comes with a foldable Baby-Inlay, so that it can be used for newborns and toddlers by setting them into a healthy laying position.
The telescopic legs can be pulled out to their maximum length to achieve the height of a common table, although it can be fixed in every other preferable height. Quick clamps allow a fast installation of the high chair. The foldable Baby-Inlay can be put into the sitting area or, when not used, folded together and fixed under the seat.

According to feedbacks from our first users the travel high chair is a good allrounder when it comes to having a sitting solution for children. It’s ability to be a stand alone high chair does give you the opportunity to install/unfold it in situations you may need it. You can even use it when the chair is in it’s lowest position.
The sitting area dimensions are a bit bigger than in common high chairs, it gives small children more freedom to play around while sitting, also it is crucial for the needed space of the inlay for newborns.

1st place in the category Product Design for the N9 tobacco pipe!

Mostly 3D printed materials! The individual layers of additive manufacturing can be seen on the metal parts. Head and spar are made of sintered PA12 Nylon which was then colored in black. All internal cylinders were made of brass. The metal band was formed from 420SBR, a mixture of stainless steel and bronze, then black coated.

Material introduction: Nylon PA12 MJF

Nylon PA12 (MJF) with its excellent mechanical properties and detailed surface resolution, is exceptionally versatile and the ideal material for a wide range of applications.

The material has a high impact resistance, due to different geometries it can either be flexible or rigid. The printing technology gives you extensive freedom of design.

By using HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) technology, your parts have a higher density, lower porosity and are watertight compared to parts produced with Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). Furthermore the part have homogeneous (isotropic) mechanical properties.

Typical use and our use cases

Complex models, prototypes, architectural models, industrial parts, spare parts, housings

Technology

The 3D print process begins by laying down a thin layer (0,08 mm) of nylon powder on a build platform. Next a print head passes the surface while jetting a fusing agent, where the powder should fuse. Also a detailing agent is applied at the boundaries of the parts to produce sharp and smooth edges. In order to fuse the selected areas, fusing lamps pass the surface. The build platform moves down and the next thin layer is being applied.

[Technical white paper | HP Multi Jet Fusion technology: Schematic of HP Multi Jet Fusion printing process, cross-sectional views]

Available finish

  • Graphite dark grey
  • Dyed black

Material properties

  • Flexible or rigid
  • Heatproof up to 175°C
  • Skin-friendly
  • Watertight
  • Good chemical resistance
  • U.V. stabilized and stable to weather

Short overview of our available materials

Small projects 2018

Customized 3D printed parts can be adapted to have a unique design or can be reengineered to meet your requirements.

Une pièce de rechange d’origine n’était plus disponible, mais avec la pièce reconstruite imprimée en 3D, l’auvent pouvait être réparée.

3D gedréckte Stécker kënnen no de Virstellunge vum Client oder de mechanesche Viraussetzungen adaptéiert ginn.

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Inspiring Luxembourg – Collector’s Edition

The bird from the animated short “Luxembourg Let’s make it happen – by Oscar-winning director Laurent Witz-” symbolizes how an idea takes flight and conquers the world through collaboration, creativity and perseverance. Openness, dynamism and reliability: Luxembourg’s core values are the driving forces behind new ideas and partnerships, making the Grand Duchy the ideal location to bring your ideas to life.

This project has been realized in collaboration with the Ministry of the Economy and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.

Due to the local manufacturing of every single piece, we could add the „Made in Luxembourg“ label to the packaging. The bird sculpture was printed in nylon
(MJF PA12) and post processed with a carbon finish.

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Media Award 2018 Trophy 

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In order to match the previous trophies of the Media Awards we didn’t change the overall shape, but its’ uniqueness came from the fact that the creation was only possible using Additive Manufacturing.

After several prototypes the decision was taken to implement a lattice structure, which is usually placed into industrial parts for reducing weight and material cost.

The trophy was printed in Nylon PA12 with the latest HP MJF 3D Printer, afterwards the parts were black dyed. The acrylic glass inlet was printed from the backside and fitted seamlessly in the front of the trophy. Milled anodized aluminum plates in gold, silver, bronze and red were mounted to represent the ranking.

The challenge of implementing additive manufacturing and different materials in one object resulted in a unique trophy for the winners of the Media Awards 2018.

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Tourism Innovation Award Trophy

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Photos of the Tourism Innovation Award Ceremony, which took place on September 27th

We designed and manufactured a unique trophy in cooperation with the Ministry of the Economy.

The initial idea was to bring the little bird out of the nation branding video to the real world. (http://www.inspiringluxembourg.public.lu/en/outils/videos/il-video-witz-en-long/index.html)

The 3D model of the bird has been adapted and modified to be 3D printable. The bird sculpture was printed in high detail resin and electroplated in order to have a real metal finish.

The trophy base does represent one rhombus of the X, as seen in the Luxembourg Signature. The base was printed out of black Nylon (MJF PA12). Furthermore we integrated laser engraved anodized aluminum plates to highlight the winners of the Tourism Innovation Awards.

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Article from RTL: http://www.rtl.lu/letzebuerg/1244851.html#p12