3D Industries

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October 2014   QSL - The edge

3DIndustries placed a Wombat 3D printer in th3 Edge workplace in Queensland State Library.

This is used for various purposes by the library.

3D Industries regularly updates the printer sometimes replacing it with a new model.

April 2015  East Creek Community Center

A 3D printer was installed in the community center in a project funded by QUT.

Staff were trained in the system which is used for the general community.

 June 2015 Toowoomba Club

In another project funded by QUT, a 3D printer was installed and staff trained in the printer operation.

 May 2015  Dalby State High School

4 3D industries 3D printers were installed in Dalby State High School.

 June 2015 Toowoomba DAATA session  (Concordia High School)

During the DAATA meetings a session was held for the demonstration of 3DIndustries 3D printers to representatives  of Queensland schools

 August 2015  Toowoomba start up

3D Industries showed and demonstrated 2 3D printers in the day-long exhibition in the new start up center.

Visitors to the exhibition included, members of the public, schoolchildren and VIPs

 

Sept 2015   Release of the  Series 6 3D printers

3D Industries announced the release of the new range of 3D printers Series 6.  This  included the standard Model J printer the extended model W and the small desktop model P. The range is scalable the most popular  bespoke version being a tower model to allow a printed object of up to 740mm high,

 October 2015  Agreement with Gilkings preferred school supplier

For the marketing FO 3D Industries printers and accessorie3s to Australian Schools.

All sales to schools in Australia are made through Gilkings, with 3D Industries providing local support.

 

June 2016  DAATA exhibition at Kawana Lakes 

3D Industries together with Gilking had a stand at the sessions over three days.

The capabilities of the printers were demonstrated and aroused much interest.

 Sept 2016 Training Springfield

A morning training session was conducted by 3d Industries to introduce attendees to Advanced manufacturing in overview followed by specific attention to FDM methods and demonstrations of all aspects of the printing on a 3D Industries printer.

 Oct 2016 Springfield Chamber of Commerce

3D industries demonstrated a 3D printer during the Chamber of Commerce meeting at Springfield.

 Date  QUT Kelvin Grove

A 3D printer was installed in the bio medical lab to aid work in the area of 3D printed medical scaffolds.

 Date Sydney DAATA session

3D Industries with Gilking demonstrated the 3D printers over a three day period.

The printers aroused a lot interest with the large bed and build area and the printing of flexible objects

 

Date Adelaide DAATA session

3D Industries with Gilking demonstrated the 3D printers in Adelaide over a three day period.

The printers were demonstrated to arranged groups and passersby.

 March 2017 QUT The Block

The 3DIndustries printer was demonstrated in the Block exhibition area.

The printers were printing objects for use in the work of the department

 March 2017 Brisbane  Science week

3D Industries 3d printer was on show in one of th3 stands to show what was being done in the way of printing medical scaffolds. There as a lot of interest in the technology and the printing.

 3D Industries Installations in schools:

Sales of 3D Industries 3D printers to schools through Gilking have been made all over the state of Queensland and following DAATA events in  Sydney and Adelaide further interstate sales are being made.

 

Other involvement of 3D Industries

 

General Standards

3D Industries  have been actively into looking into areas of standardization.

In any fast changing industry the establishment of relevant up to date standards is a difficult task. In the Advanced manufacturing area, there are seven main approaches to manufacturing.  Each of these areas can use different technologies and materials and work in different ways

Safety is an important aspect of any new technology that must be considered. In 3D printing there are two significant aspects that exist. The first is electrical safety.

3D printers are either low voltage bits of equipment being powered by an in line power supply providing low voltage to the printer or they have an inbuilt power supply. Simply put low voltage appliances do  not need to be Australian certified to be legal but the in line power supplies need to be. Low voltage appliances with internal  power supplies connected to the mains providing low voltage need to be Australian Certified. The legality of imported appliances and power supplies is not proactively checked by Australian customs so it may only be after some incident or if a report is made that the situation is known. Customers of illegal appliances may well be unaware of the status.

Emissions

3D Industries have been working with various parties over the last few years to understand the emissions produced during 3D printing and the effects of these.

This  has been documented overseas and moves have been started to institute official Australian testing of  the emissions produced with the aim of producing an official report on this and guidelines through SWA in regards to mitigating exposure.

QUT project

3D industries is one of the industry partners in the biomedical project to develop breast implant scaffold that are used to restructure removed breast without leaving an foreign material within the body.

3D Industries plans 2017

 New Printer Product developments

3D Industries will shortly release series 7 of the 3D Industries models

These printers contain significant product improvements.

 

New Products

3D industries is producing an emissions control system involving a

  • Professional enclosure
  • Fume extractor with appropriate filters
  • Venting provision to a qualified safe area.

 

Mobile Printer stand

This will enable the 3D printers or printers within an enclosure to be operated on a mobile stand that can contain the fume extractor tools and supplies together with a fold down table. The mobile stand on lockable wheels enables re location and movement to enable environment cleaning

 

Independent Power Source  (IDPS)

In order to address the possible problem with longer print objects being interrupted by power failure, 3D Industries is introducing a n independent power source. This provides 24 V to the 3D industries printers from low voltage storage which can be recharged by various other  power sources even while the unit is providing power to the printer(s).

 

Written by Peter Bate — March 30, 2017