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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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