High detail metal figures

Impressive results with cutting edge Binder Jetting Technology on 3D printed metal figures.

First scanned in an Artec Shapify Booth to receive the 3D file, then printed in stainless steel 316L.

The printed metal figure, 4 cm high, was sandblasted to get a smooth surface finish (Ra 3 µm).

Get your own 3D scanned figure, chess piece, small sculpture, jewelry,  action figure …

Send us your files, pictures or ideas to get a quote.

Best results with a max. height of 5 cm. 

Find a scanner nearby for your own 3D scanned figure: https://www.shapify.me/scanning-point

We also offer full color figures.

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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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

Make it bigger

Some time ago we produced a batch of 1/100 reproductions of the satellite dishes engineered and produced by HITEC Luxembourg.

Now we took the same project to a new scale and produced 3 reproductions in scale 1/33,3 of each their LM06 and their LM09 antennas.

Whereas the smaller 1/100 models are well suited as a gift, the new bigger models are to be shown at expos and in meetings.

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HITEC Luxembourg offers high technology, value-added solutions covering multiple business areas: satellite ground segment technology; customer-specific and standard equipment for testing and measuring of physical properties; engineering; consulting; software & ICT development and project management.

HITEC Luxembourg serves private and public sector customers at a national and international level in more than 30 countries worldwide.