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April 3, 2018
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 by Jim Lorincz – Senior Editor – AdvancedManufacturing.org

Original Post – http://advancedmanufacturing.org/service-bureau-invests-in-advanced-3d-printing-technology/

The 3D printing landscape has changed dramatically since the 1988 commercialization of stereolithography (SL). There have been substantial advances in software and materials that sync with increasing computer power and growth in the 3D CAD installed base. Most notably, there has been a surge of new technologies and market entrants. Both new and established users of 3D printing are faced with a formidable task of choosing whether to place their investment dollars in the promises of emerging technology or continued expansion in proven technologies.

Aerosport produced a high-quality massive working prototype—in one build on the UnionTech RSPro 600.

For more than 20 years, Aerosport Modeling & Design (Canal Winchester, OH) has offered specialized services to a wide array of industrial design applications—from military and medical to automotive and aerospace. In 2017, Aerosport Modeling & Design invested in one of the industry’s newest technologies, HP’s Multi-Jet Fusion 3D Printer. At the same time, Aerosport also continued investment in stereolithography (SL), a core technology for the company since its founding in 1996, by adding another SL machine to its lineup in 2017.

Aerosport chose a machine from one of the largest manufacturers of stereolithography equipment today, Union Tech Inc. (St. Charles, IL). While many see UnionTech as a recent entrant to international markets, the company pioneered stereolithography in China beginning in 2000 and has grown to become the largest domestic supplier there. UnionTech has grown in an environment of intense competition from other SL manufacturers as well as a strong CNC-machined prototype industry.

Such competition has forged the current Pilot commercial series and RSPro production series into robustly constructed machines that produce highly accurate parts very cost effectively with any of the 355-nm stereolithography materials available.

With a large 600 × 600 × 500-mm build platform and open design for materials and software, the UnionTech RSPro 600 provides a solid extension of Aerosport’s prototyping capabilities. The RSPro 600 features scanning speed of 12 m/s and closed-loop control that regulates platform movement, laser power, resin level, and resin temperature. Vacuum pressure ensures accuracy and stability, and the machine is capable of depositing material layer thickness of 0.002″ (0.05 mm), for excellent surface quality.

“We wanted a large platform machine that could perform at a level of quality and cost effectiveness that was above the other machines currently being offered on the market,” said Geoff Combs, owner of Aerosport Modeling & Design. “I have been in the industry for over 20 years, so hearing promises and statistics about a machine’s capability was nothing new to me. After seeing some sample parts from the RSPro 600 that displayed the quality and backed up the company’s claims, we decided to purchase one for ourselves. That’s when the real testing began,” said Combs.

Using SL material optimized for mechanical property robustness and processability, the Aerosport team produced a massive working prototype, a fully functional part which included every feature, in one build on the UnionTech RSPro 600 equipment. When assembled by the client, it was used for demonstrations. Aerosport put the RSPro 600 to its first big test with Aerosport’s largest build to date on the machine. Using the Somos EvoLVe 128 resin, a third-generation equipment assembly as well as a display model was constructed.

Aerosport provides customers with affordable prototyping services for a wide variety of materials including high-quality clear plastic parts.

Part volume was within ±0.010″ (0.25 mm) in this instance but also that UnionTech’s accuracy claim of ±0.1% × length has proven itself time and time again in other builds.

Another factor in the decision to purchase the RSPro 600 was UnionTech’s open design philosophy that allows freedom of choice relative to material supply options. Aerosport has used SOMOS SL materials exclusively for over 12 years based on solid technical support and continued innovation. The EvoLVe resin, for instance, is a third-generation material optimized for durability and ease of processing.

The wide range of material capabilities provides significant versatility to the SL process relative to meeting customer needs. “Aside from using robust materials for mechanical performance applications, we also use a highly filled composite material to produce tooling for injection molding parts with various end-use materials,” Zac Holcomb said. “Materials range from ABS to silicon and other elastomeric materials. The range of applications, in size and performance capability, that can be served with a single SL machine brings great value to a service bureau like Aerosport that seeks the best solutions for their customers’ needs,” he explained.

While the RSPro 600 large-frame SL machine extended current prototyping capabilities, Aerosport’s decision to become the first service bureau in Ohio to add HP’s Multi-Jet Fusion technology represents an expansion of capabilities to support the production needs of its customers. “Aerosport has provided customers across all industries compelling, affordable prototyping services for more than 20 years,” said Combs. “HP’s groundbreaking Multi-Jet Fusion technology will allow us to produce over 50,000 end-use parts a week out of a very durable Nylon PA12 material.” Combs also noted, “With access to disruptive technologies like HP Multi-Jet Fusion we are embarking on the future of manufacturing and entirely new business opportunities.”


January 22, 2018
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Aerosport Completes One-of-a-Kind Automotive Model Using Only 3D Printing!

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus brought Aerosport Modeling and Design the unique project of building the one-off sales display model for their new 2019 SCG 004S super car.

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Tuesday, January 23rd 2018: When Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus first broke into the world of super car racing, it took that world by storm. Racing out to record times at many well-known racetracks around the world. SCG decided after a few years of racing that they would venture into the street legal production of a new automobile. That’s when in the fall of 2017 SCG contracted Aerosport Modeling & Design to produce a 1/5th scale replica model of their new street legal super car, the 2019 SCG 004s. This was a dream project for the model making crew at Aerosport, a prototype and 3D printing service bureau located in Columbus, OH. The team at Aerosport quickly formed their plan of action for the project around every part being created by in-house 3D printing capabilities.

Using the HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 printer and several SL machines, Aerosport Modeling & Design was able to create the highest-quality printed parts for the model build. Most of the body panels, the chassis and the tires were printed out of HP PA12 nylon. The window sections, wheels and headlights were printed on a Uniontech RSPro 600 SL machine with Somos EvoLVe 128 resin. All of the clear lenses for the headlights and taillights were printed in Somos’ Water Clear 10122 resin in a Viper Si2. The full model was over 36 inches long and many of the builds took a considerable amount of time. Thanks to the high quality of the prints, the finishing time was greatly reduced over using prints from lower resolution machines.

“Aerosport got it’s start by making stunning, high-end models and has since provided customers across all industries the compelling and affordable prototyping services for more than 20 years,” said Geoff Combs, owner, Aerosport Modeling & Design. “We got the call on this project and I thought about how cool it would be to produce the entire model with our in-house 3D printing capabilities. We got the team together and started looking at all of the files that we had to work with and we came up with a list of which parts would be done in SLA material and which parts would work out best on our new HP Multi-Jet Fusion machine. After that meeting, we were off and printing parts for about a week, with many parts being split up to fit on the machines due to the overall size of the model.”

For more information on how to bring the advantages of Aerosport Modeling and Design to your business, contact us today!

About Aerosport Modeling & Design

Aerosport Modeling & Design, Inc. was established in September 1996. Since the beginning, our goals have been to produce the highest quality prototypes, appearance models, working models and machined parts possible and to meet or exceed client expectations 100% of the time. As a partner in the process, we aim to serve as an extension of our client’s own design and development team. For more than 20 years, Aerosport has served thousands of satisfied clients from many disciplines including automotive, medical, electronic, military, aviation, toy, consumer and more.

Contact:

Zac Holcomb

Aerosport Modeling & Design

3DPrint@AerosportModeling.com


October 23, 2017
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Aerosport Modeling Helping Small Businesses Lower the Cost of Entry for Custom Products with HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology

Industry leading quality, speed and cost savings available to customers across automotive, medical, electronic, military, aviation, toy and consumer markets

Monday, October 23, 2017: Aerosport Modeling & Design, a 3D printing service bureau based in Canal Winchester, OH, has been using HP’s award winning Multi Jet Fusion technology to help local small business achieve custom products with remarkably lower costs than traditional manufacturing processes.

We all know that brand recognition is an important aspect to building a business. This is never more true than with the surging microbrewery industry in the United States. Sometimes it feels like they are popping up on every street corner and in every small town. The local microbrewery in Canal Winchester, OH, Loose Rail Brewing, was looking for that special something to set themselves apart. While kicking ideas around over a few beverages, team members of Loose Rail Brewing and Aerosport came up with a custom fidget spinner with the Loose Rail logo on it. This was a way for Loose Rail to have something truly unique that other breweries weren’t capable of incorporating into their marketing strategy. These items are being used by the sales team at the brewery to spread the word of their unique business with a one-of-a-kind promotional item that cannot usually be afforded by a small business that is just starting out. The response has been impressive and most people can’t believe that the fidget spinner is being 3D printed in one-piece. Recipients of the ‘tokens’ can bring them to the brewery and exchange them for a discounted beverage. This is leaving many of the lucky recipients with the tough decision of keeping the unique item or giving it up for the discount.

Using the HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 printer, Aerosport Modeling & Design is able to offer the highest-quality prototypes as well as high-volume production manufacturing with several styles of finishing. HP’s 3D printing solution lowers the barriers of entry to additive manufacturing by providing faster build speeds, high-quality functional parts, and breakthrough economics. The HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 machine operates through a unique Multi-Agent printing process, offering dimensional accuracy, fine aesthetics, and superior mechanical properties. Parts can currently be printed in High Reusability PA 12 Nylon. Additional materials will be available as the largest chemical companies in the world develop certified materials for HP’s Open Materials Platform, providing customers with an ever-growing portfolio of materials for different applications.

“Aerosport has provided customers across all industries the compelling, affordable prototyping services for more than 20 years,” said Geoff Combs, owner, Aerosport Modeling & Design. “In keeping with our commitment to offer the most innovative technologies and competitive pricing in the market, we are proud to be the first service bureau in Ohio to offer HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology. HP has developed a game changing 3D printing solution that will enable Aerosport and our customers to produce production quality parts like never before.”

For more information on how to bring the advantages of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology to your business contact Aerosport Modeling.

About Aerosport Modeling & Design

Aerosport Modeling & Design, Inc. was established in September 1996. Since the beginning, our goals have been to produce the highest quality prototypes, appearance models, working models and machined parts possible and to meet or exceed client expectations 100% of the time. As a partner in the process, we aim to serve as an extension of our client’s own design and development team. For more than 20 years, Aerosport has served thousands of satisfied clients from many disciplines including automotive, medical, electronic, military, aviation, toy, consumer and more.

Contact:

Zac Holcomb

Aerosport Modeling & Design

3DPrint@AerosportModeling.com


October 5, 2017
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Aerosport Modeling & Design Offers Production Quality Parts with HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology

Industry leading quality, speed and cost savings available to customers across automotive, medical, electronic, military, aviation, toy and consumer markets

Thursday, October 5, 2017:  Aerosport Modeling & Design, a 3D printing service bureau based in Canal Winchester, OH, has added services using HP’s award winning Multi Jet Fusion technology.

“Aerosport has provided customers across all industries the compelling, affordable prototyping services for more than 20 years,” said Geoff Combs, owner, Aerosport Modeling & Design. “In keeping with our commitment to offer the most innovative technologies and competitive pricing in the market, we are proud to be the first service bureau in Ohio to offer HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology. HP has developed a game changing 3D printing solution that will enable Aerosport and our customers to produce production quality parts like never before.”

“As we recognize the impact of the manufacturing industry this week with National Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 6, I believe the best is yet to come,” added Combs. “With access to disruptive technologies like HP Multi Jet Fusion we are embarking on the future of manufacturing and entirely new business opportunities.”

Using the HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 printer, Aerosport Modeling & Design is able to offer the highest-quality prototypes as well as high-volume production manufacturing with several styles of finishing. HP’s 3D printing solution lowers the barriers of entry to additive manufacturing by providing faster build speeds, high-quality functional parts, and breakthrough economics. The HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 machine operates through a unique Multi-Agent printing process, offering dimensional accuracy, fine aesthetics, and superior mechanical properties. Parts can currently be printed in High Reusability PA 12 Nylon. Additional materials will be available as the largest chemical companies in the world develop certified materials for HP’s Open Materials Platform, providing customers with an ever-growing portfolio of materials for different applications.

For more information on how to bring the advantages of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology to your business contact Aerosport Modeling.

About Aerosport Modeling & Design

Aerosport Modeling & Design, Inc. was established in September 1996. Since the beginning, our goals have been to produce the highest quality prototypes, appearance models, working models and machined parts possible and to meet or exceed client expectations 100% of the time. As a partner in the process, we aim to serve as an extension of our client’s own design and development team. For more than 20 years, Aerosport has served thousands of satisfied clients from many disciplines including automotive, medical, electronic, military, aviation, toy, consumer and more.

Contact:

Zac Holcomb

Aerosport Modeling & Design

3DPrint@AerosportModeling.com

 


September 26, 2017
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Our New HP Multi-Jet Fusion 3D Printer is Up and Running!

Aerosport Modeling & Design is proud to announce that our new HP Multi-Jet Fusion 3D Printer is installed and is already turning out lots of awesome parts! This new capability is allowing us to continue providing the highest-quality prototypes as well as now providing high-volume production manufacturing with several styles of finishing. The ability to rapidly produce parts in a production nylon material is truly changing the game! Give us a call or send us your file and let us show you what we can do for you. — From the prototype to the finished product with Aerosport Modeling & Design.

Contact us today and let’s ‘Keep Reinventing’ »

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April 3, 2018 by Jim Lorincz – Senior Editor – AdvancedManufacturing.org Original Post – http://advancedmanufacturing.org/service-bureau-invests-in-advanced-3d-printing-technology/ The 3D printing landscape has changed dramatically since the 1988 commercialization of stereolithography (SL). There have been substantial advances in software and materials that sync with increasing computer power and growth in the 3D CAD installed base. Most notably, there has been a surge […]

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