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February 12, 2019
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Lamborghini Urus fuel cover cap and air duct split, digitally manufactured in EPX 82 epoxy resin

2/11/2019

LAMBORGHINI AMONG FIRST AUTO MAKERS TO USE CARBON’S DIGITAL MANUFACTURING PLATFORM FOR PRODUCTION OF AUTO PARTS AT SCALE

REDWOOD CITY, CA – Carbon® (www.carbon3d.com), the world’s leading Digital Manufacturing Platform, today announced its strategic partnership with Lamborghini, an Italian brand and manufacturer of exclusive super sports cars and super sports utility vehicles based in Sant’Agasta Bolognese, Italy. Lamborghini’s first production parts using Carbon’s technology are a new textured fuel cap with the Urus label and a clip component for an air duct. Both parts are on Lamborghini’s Super SUV, the Urus model, which was first introduced in 2018.

Carbon is making advances in software, hardware and material science to pave the way for a digital manufacturing revolution. Carbon Digital Light Synthesis®  (DLS®) technology uses light and oxygen to rapidly produce products from a pool of resin. This innovative approach uses over-the-air software updates combined with connected, data-centric hardware andinnovative materials to enable designers and engineers to produce previously un-makeable products, both economically and at mass scale.

“Through our extensive procurement research, we found that many of our vehicle components were ideal candidates for digital manufacturing,” said Stefan Gramse, Chief Procurement Officer of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. “By partnering with Carbon, we are designing on the means of production, which allows us to produce more durable products smarter, faster, and more efficiently, while also substantially accelerating our time to market. We are looking forward to a sustainable, successful partnership with Carbon.”

Leveraging Carbon printers and DLS technology, Lamborghini, in close collaboration with Volkswagen’s Electronic Research Lab, represented by Nikolai Reimer, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, is redesigning many of the parts in its vehicle interior, mirror assembly, and accessory components to produce light-weight, durable, end-use parts. Carbon’s durable Epoxy (EPX) 82 material is proven to withstand the high pressures, temperature requirements, as well as impact strength, needed for such applications. Powered by Carbon, Lamborghini can now produce higher quality, lighter-weight parts, at scale and more efficiently.

“Carbon’s digital manufacturing solution empowers companies like Lamborghini with the freedom to design and build better products on the means of production,” said Dr. Joseph DeSimone, CEO and Co-Founder of Carbon. “The automotive industry shows significant promise for using digital fabrication for production at scale, and our partnership with Lamborghini is a perfect example of the kind of innovation you can achieve when you fuse design, manufacturability and engineering all into one.”

Carbon’s unique subscription-based model allows for close alignment with customers’ business needs by providing regular over-the-air software updates, continuous education and training programs, and one-to-one customer service. This results in deep partnerships with customers opening up new business models across a variety of industries. The adidas Futurecraft 4D running shoe, Ford’s new end-use automotive parts, and Riddell’s Speedflex Precision Diamond football helmet are recent proof-points of how Carbon’s digital manufacturing platform helps companies across a range of industries re-imagine products and make what was once thought un-makeable, at scale.

 

About Carbon

Carbon, the world’s leading Digital Manufacturing Platform, is reinventing how polymer products are designed, engineered, manufactured, and delivered, towards a digital and sustainable future. Based in Silicon Valley, Carbon brings together innovations in software, hardware, and molecular science to deliver industry-leading digital manufacturing solutions. With Carbon’s ground-breaking Digital Light Synthesis™ technology and broad family of programmable liquid resins, manufacturers can unlock new business opportunities such as mass customization, on-demand inventory, and previously impossible product designs. The Carbon Platform allows customers to build uniquely differentiated products while reducing waste and speeding time to market. To learn more, visit www.Carbon3d.com, like the Carbon Facebook page, or follow Carbon on Instagram and Twitter at @Carbon.

 

Connect with Carbon:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Carbon

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/Carbon

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrintCarbon

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Carbon

 

About Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

Founded in 1963, Automobili Lamborghini is headquartered in Sant’Agata Bolognese, in Northern Italy. In 2017 Automobili Lamborghini launched its third model the Lamborghini Urus, the first Super Sport Utility Vehicle. This car creates a new niche in the luxury segment with benchmarking power, performance and driving dynamics, unparalleled design, luxury and daily usability. The V10 Huracán family made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014 with the Coupé version, followed by the Spyder and the Rear-Wheel-Drive versions in 2015. Successor to the iconic Gallardo, the Huracán’s innovative technology and exceptional performance redefines the driving experience for luxury super sports cars. The Huracán Performante was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 2017 and proves its driving capabilities holding several lap records. The Aventador S Coupé and Roadster presented in 2017 represent a new benchmark in the world of V12 luxury super sports cars. And the Aventador SVJ, presented in August 2018, has already claimed its position as the Nürburgring-Nordschleife production car record holder, completing the 20.6 km lap in just 6:44.97 minutes. With 150 dealerships today throughout the world, in half a century Automobili Lamborghini has created a continuous series of dream cars, including the 350 GT, Miura, Espada, Countach, Diablo, Murciélago, as well as limited editions including the Reventón, Sesto Elemento, Veneno and the Centenario.


February 9, 2019
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2/9/19

Canal Winchester, OH. I want to share a little success story with you all. I’ve decided that since I found this little guy in the pocket of a clean pair of jeans, I’d better tell everyone about it.

A few weeks ago, Steve Clark and I were trying to come up with ‘The Perfect Handout’ for trade shows and gatherings. We wanted something that could show the possibilities for HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology and to help ‘unlock’ the door for this kind of thinking.

My first job ever was at a car wash. I worked there for 5 years and during that time I worked at many promotional events. It felt like cheating when we would talk to people that had never been to our car wash and we were able to simply put a coin in their hand. The coin was good for a free wash and even though it was free, ordinary people weren’t rushing to the building. The thing that got them to my wash… Was finding that silly coin in the dryer or the cup holder in their car on a day off work.

We combined this experience with something that is produced through traditional manufacturing, a poker chip. After only a few tweaks in the CAD by Steve, we were able to create this. Something so simple, yet still complex due to its traditional manufacturing restrictions.

The greatest thing about these as promotional items is that we are able to change the text and logo on the fly. We have had the opportunity to produce variants of this design for other businesses and organizations to use as custom items for their events. The possibilities are endless and customization is free with additive manufacturing.

 

Grant Holcomb

Additive Technician

Grant@AerosportModeling.com


February 8, 2019
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Aerosport Modeling & Design is Now Hiring for CNC Machinists!! This is your chance to join one of the fastest growing teams in the industry!

CNC Programmer/Operator

Aerosport Modeling & Design (one of the Midwest’s leading prototyping firms) is looking for a CNC Programmer/Operator to join our team.  This individual must have a minimum of 3+yrs machining background. We have a great work environment, an expanding CNC Department and a constant variety of consumer, medical and automotive prototype work.

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills and characteristics:

  • 3+ years of experience creating tool paths for 3 and 4 axis CNC machines
  • Experience cutting a variety of materials such as ABS, Aluminum, Brass and Steel
  • Experience utilizing Mastercam, X and above
  • Experience generating surfaces and 3D tool paths in Mastercam is a must
  • A strong machining background
  • Experience with injection molding a plus

Candidates should also possess the following:

  • Ability to schedule and manage multiple projects
  • Able to complete projects on time and within budget guidelines, while meeting Aerosport quality standards
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision but also be able to work as a team player
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Integrity and a drive to succeed

 

Send resumes to:

Or

  • Mail to:          Aerosport Modeling & Design

Attn: Human Resource Dept

8090 Howe Industrial Parkway

Canal Winchester, Ohio 43130


February 7, 2019
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Adaptive3D™, an additive manufacturing polymer resin supplier delivering tough, strain-tolerant and flexible materials, announced that it has secured Series A financing from a syndicate co-led by DSM Venturing and Applied Ventures. DSM Venturing is the strategic funding arm of Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in sustainable living, nutrition and additive manufacturing, and Applied Ventures is the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, a provider of materials engineering solutions. Also joining the round are Chemence, a multinational materials and adhesives supplier, and current investors led by Mary McDermott Cook and the late Margaret McDermott, whose father and husband, respectively, founded Texas Instruments in 1951.

Adaptive3D printable photoresins are targeting the high-throughput manufacturing of complex 3-dimensional plastic and rubber parts, with unmatched mechanical properties, in open-air production environments. Royal DSM and Applied Materials provide the cornerstones of an emerging additive manufacturing ecosystem that will help Adaptive3D as it aims to deliver materials-centric solutions to global companies in consumer, healthcare, industrial, transportation and oil and gas sectors.

“Adaptive3D seeks to challenge the cost, throughput and performance in markets today dominated by traditional injection molding, blow molding and other thermoplastic processing techniques,” said Adaptive3D founder and CEO, Walter Voit. “By delivering lightweight, sustainable, micro-latticed structures with superior thermal, chemical, optical and mechanical properties, Adaptive3D seeks to drastically increase the utilization of plastics and rubbers in end applications using additive manufacturing.”

“At DSM we believe that the age of additive manufacturing for industrial applications is, in fact, the age of materials,” said Hugo Da Silva, DSM VP of Additive Manufacturing. “Adaptive3D’s engineered photoresins enable new design paradigms in end applications. Working together with Applied Materials allows us to think globally about big problems at scale and offer big ecosystem solutions.”

“Applied Materials is a global leader in semiconductor processing and patterning with light and e-beam technology,” said Om Nalamasu, President of Applied Ventures and CTO of Applied Materials. “Adaptive3D’s photoresins coupled with large-area processing and advanced patterning techniques could potentially deliver robust materials-based solutions at high throughput and low cost across multiple industry verticals.”

“There are only a handful of chemical companies around the world with the global supply chain, distribution channels and application expertise to drive change in how the world manufactures plastics,” said Voit, “and we are thrilled to have Royal DSM, one of them, ranked as one of the world’s most sustainable companies, partnering with Adaptive to further develop its engineered materials. In a similar vein, there are only a handful of companies in the world with the materials expertise, equipment manufacturing capabilities at scale and creative internal culture to enable a paradigm change in additive manufacturing. Applied Materials is at the top of that list.”


February 6, 2019
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Aerosport completes entire supercar model for SCG Racing using only in-house 3D printing capabilities.

While 2D renderings can help to communicate a product concept well enough, there is something to be said about seeing a concept as a physical, three-dimensional object. This marketing reality has not been lost on manufacturers and designers, who are increasingly turning to additive manufacturing to tactilely visualize design and product concepts.

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, a boutique manufacturer of high-performance racing and road cars, recently partnered with Aerosport Modeling & Design to 3D print a small-scale model of its 2019 SCG 004S supercar—a planned luxury vehicle that has not yet gone into production. The 3D printed model of the car was presented in the manufacturer’s showroom to promote the new line of vehicles.

“When we got the call on this project, I thought about how cool it would be to produce the entire model with only our in-house 3D printing capabilities,” commented Geoff Combs, the owner of Aerosport Modeling & Design, a company specializing in the production of high quality prototypes and show models.

Indeed, the company utilized a range of 3D printing technologies to bring the one-fifth scale car model to life, including its RSPro 600 from UnionTech and HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology.

“We knew it was very possible for us to do now because of our recent investments new 3D printing technology,” Combs elaborated. “In 2017, we had purchased new stereolithography 3D printer from UnionTech, the RSPro 600, with a large build platform of 600 mm x 600 mm x 500 mm (23.6” x 23.6” x 19.6”). Around the same time, we also added HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology to support other customers’ 3D print production needs.”

The vehicle’s body panels, chassis and tires were all 3D printed out of PA12 using HP’s technology. Notably, all these parts were strategically split into various smaller components so that the printer’s build space was maximized. For instance, the hood design was split into two, while the chassis was separated into four pieces and the rest of the parts were printed in 12 pieces.

The vehicle’s window sections, wheels and brake rotors were printed on the UnionTech 3D printer using Somos EvoLVe 128, a highly durable photopolymer suitable for printing fine details.  All these parts were finished and painted. Other high feature finish pieces, including mirror headlight housings, exhaust tips and headlight taillight lenses were printed using an unspecified SLA machine and various Somos materials.

By using its in-house 3D printing technology, Aerosport Modeling & Design says it was able to print the vehicle model within just five weeks. The whole project, from first concept conversation to the final model’s delivery to Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, reportedly took three months.

Measuring 36 inches in length and 15 inches in width, the 3D printed supercar model is a sight to behold. Understandably, the presentation of the 3D printed vehicle by Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus at its showroom had just the effect the company hoped for as it garnered excitement and interest from prospective buyers.

Presently, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is preparing to begin the production of full-scale prototypes for the SCG 004S supercar in 2019. By 2020, the company plans to be producing about 250 cars per year. This production could take place at a production facility in Connecticut that the company has hinted at buying. At this stage, the car manufacturer says it is already accepting deposits for the new vehicle model.

 

Click here for the photo gallery!

 

Contact Info:

Zac Holcomb

Aerosport Modeling & Design

3DPrint@AerosportModeling.com

614-834-5227


February 5, 2019
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Canal Winchester, OH – Aerosport Modeling & Design would like to thank everyone that was able to make it to our Design for HP Multi Jet Fusion event on January 23rd. The event was well-attended by many industry professionals in the Central Ohio Area as well as several folks that traveled from out-of-town to make it! The weather tried its best to deter us from having a good time, but the good vibes of additive manufacturing ended up winning out!

We would like to also thank HP, Inc for supporting the event! We were so lucky to have 2 Advanced Technical Consultants, Isabel Sanz and Dustin Kloempkin, as well as Shawn Narey and Mark Skokut. The extra bodies, and minds, helped out a lot with being able to answer as many questions as we could for those in attendance. Visitors were able to experience the HP 4200 printer running a build and shortly after finishing a build. They also go to see parts being unpacked from a cooled build, as well as see numerous parts in different stages of post-processing.

After a few technical sessions describing how the technology works and how to best design optimized parts, we moved into an interactive workshop scenario. This was a unique opportunity for attendees to bring in and share their own designs and assemblies to the group. This was an extremely rewarding session as we were able to watch creative minds working together to apply the newly learned techniques!

We are already looking forward to our next educational event and we hope that you will join us!

If you would like more information on what was instructed at this event or if you would like more information on working with Aerosport on your design, email us at 3DPrint@AerosportModeling.com.


February 3, 2019
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Photo Credit: Carbon

 

Riddell Partners with Carbon® to Produce First-Ever 3D Printed Football Helmet Liner

2/1/2019

THE RIDDELL SPEEDFLEX PRECISION DIAMOND HELMET DELIVERS NEXT GENERATION INNOVATION WITH NEW DIGITALLY MANUFACTURED FOOTBALL HELMET LINER.

DES PLAINES, ILL. AND REDWOOD CITY, CA.  Riddell and Carbon have partnered to bring customized, digital design innovation to head protection through Riddell’s new Diamond helmet platform. Powered by Carbon, the new platform features a 3D printed lattice liner that is digitally manufactured using Carbon’s proprietary Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS™) technology. The technology is initially available in the Riddell SpeedFlex Precision Diamond helmet model, which features Riddell’s Precision- Fit head scanning and helmet fitting process. The result is next-generation head protection for today’s athletes–a customized, 3D printed helmet liner precisely contoured to the athlete’s head.

“Riddell is known for head protection leadership. Our partnership with Carbon, Silicon Valley’s leading digital manufacturer, reinforces our commitment to advancing on-field protection for football players,” said Riddell Senior Vice President of Research and Product Development, Thad Ide. “As the first to use digital manufacturing in football helmets, Riddell continues our industry leadership by embracing promising new technologies and advancing our innovation roadmap today and into the future.”

“At Carbon, we believe in using the power of technology to advance innovation. Our platform enables companies like Riddell to make products that were never thought possible,” said CEO and Co-founder Dr. Joseph DeSimone. “With this partnership, Riddell becomes one of the largest users of 3D printers in the world. We are proud to be at the forefront of digital manufacturing of protective equipment.”

The core technology uses a custom designed, highly damping elastomer from Carbon, in the form of a lattice structure to create the helmet liner. The Carbon Lattice Engine leverages physical simulation and optimization techniques to tune structures to further manage both linear and rotational impact energies. Each helmet is made up of more than 140,000 individual struts, carefully orchestrated into patterns for attenuating impact forces while providing excellent comfort and fit. The result is a Carbon DLS-printed, custom fit, impact absorbing helmet liner designed to advance the state-of-the-art in head protection. Riddell’s proprietary database of over 5 million impacts captured by Riddell’s smart helmet technology will allow for custom and individualized tuning of lattice structures in the future.

Carbon’s recent breakthroughs in software, hardware and materials make the Diamond platform possible. The very latest advancements in Carbon’s platform include the new L1 printer and custom resin material. The L1, also being unveiled by Carbon today, is specially designed and built to produce at scale. The custom resin used to print the lattice structures in the Diamond liners was designed specifically to meet Riddell’s rigorous performance requirements.

“As someone who’s spent thousands of hours watching film, I know that no two players play the same way,” said Riddell Strategic Advisor and Brand Ambassador Peyton Manning. “They all have different styles and tendencies on the field, which is another key benefit to Riddell’s Diamond Technology. With the SpeedFlex Precision Diamond, players are not only experiencing the latest in head protection, they can also dictate where the helmet is positioned to improve sightlines and maximize field vision.”

Riddell SpeedFlex Precision Diamond helmets were used by select players on most NFL teams during the 2018 season and will be commercially available on a limited basis at the elite level starting in 2019.

For more information about the Riddell Diamond Technology, please visit www.riddell.com/diamond and www.Carbon3d.com/ProtectItAll and join in on the conversation at #PROTECTITALL.

 

ABOUT RIDDELL

Riddell is a premier designer and developer of football helmets, protective sports equipment, head impact monitoring technologies, apparel and related accessories. A recognized leader in helmet technology and innovation, Riddell is the leading manufacturer of football helmets and shoulder pads, and a top provider of reconditioning services (cleaning, repairing, repainting and recertifying existing equipment). For more information, visit our website at http://www.riddell.com, like the Riddell Facebook page, or follow Riddell on Instagram and Twitter @RiddellSports.

 

ABOUT CARBON

Carbon’s mission is to reinvent how polymer products are designed, engineered, manufactured, and delivered, towards a digital and sustainable future. Based in Silicon Valley, Carbon brings together innovations in software, hardware, and molecular science to deliver industry-leading digital manufacturing solutions. With Carbon’s ground-breaking Digital Light Synthesis™ technology and broad family of programmable liquid resins, manufacturers can unlock new business opportunities such as mass customization, on-demand inventory, and previously impossible product designs. The Carbon Platform allows customers to build uniquely differentiated products while reducing waste and speeding time to market. To learn more, visit www.Carbon3d.com, like the Carbon Facebook page, or follow Carbon on Instagram and Twitter at @Carbon.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Erin Griffin

Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Riddell

eegriffin@riddellsports.com

(P) 224.585.5231

 

Brandan Orsatti

Vice President, Cohn & Wolfe for Riddell

brandan.orsatti@cohnwolfe.com

(P) 212.798.9724

 

Iska Hain Saric

Head of Strategic Communications, Carbon

isaric@carbon3d.com

(P) 267.243.9197

Photos and Press Release: Carbon


January 19, 2019
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