Scaled model of a wastewater treatment system

With its dimensions of 36x25x26cm the Apateq Module is one of the largest AMSOL models printed in one piece. It is a scaled model of a wastewater treatment system.

AMSOL’s challenge was to adapt and simplify the product and the files to make it suitable for 3D printing. The module is hand-painted in order to provide the best finishing quality.

As a result, Apateq has the means to showcase to clients at exhibitions how their product works, making the model a very effective demonstration tool.

Face shields for the Luxembourgish Ministry of Health and Army

The coronavirus pandemic causes a shortage on personal protective equipment for health care professionals.

With the help of our Luxembourgish industrial partners, such as GCL Technologies and Lettrage Reding, we decided to step in and support our local authorities in fighting the COVID-19.

The provided face shields are designed to protect the health care professionals, who treat the patients in critical condition. The shield is fixed on the forehead, protects the entire face and keeps the caregivers safe. This is an important measure to safeguard the capacity of the health care system.

The face shields, designed by Prusa, are being 3D printed in Nylon (PA12) using Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) Technology. As a result, our face shields can be sterilized without losing its shape, flexibility or function.

The face shields were donated to the Luxembourgish Ministry of Health and Army.

Rescaled 3D Model of a cell for research

The 3D model of the cells has been created based on drawings and microscopic pictures.

After the render of the 3D model has been approved by the client, the top and bottom layer have been 3D printed in nylon (MJF PA12) and painted by hand to reproduce the original cells as accurate as possible.

Placed in a custom made acrylic glass frame and filled with jelly the model was ready to be presented on the LIST TECH DAY 2019.

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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La centrale d’énergie Kirchberg de Luxenergie

La centrale d’énergie Kirchberg de Luxenergie a été transformée pour recevoir les énergies renouvables. Une grande chaudière à pellets assurera dorénavant une grande partie de la production d’énergie.

Pour expliquer aux visiteurs les flux parfois complexes des pellets, de la vapeur d’eau produite, de l’eau chaude et de l’énergie électrique nous avons produit une maquette multi-couleur.

La maquette est réalisée en nylon et fait 1240 x550 x 650 mm. L’échelle est le 1/75.

Technik schnell erklärt

Für das Gemeindesyndikat Distribution d’eau des Ardennes haben wir das Modell eines geplanten Trinkwasserbehälters erstellt.

Anhand dieses Modells können komplexe Verläufe und Bestimmungen der verschiedenen Rohrleitungen anschaulich dargestellt werden. Verschiedenfarbige Pfeile und Symbole sorgen dafür, dass Zufuhr, Versorgung, Entleerung, Überlauf, Belüftung und Pumpen sofort erkennbar sind.

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Erstellt wurde das Modell in Nylon im Maßstab 1/100