3D Printers

3D Printing Case Studies

1 Feb, 2009 By: Nancy Spurling Johnson

The following case studies accompany Cadalyst magazine's cover feature of 3D printing technologies, "Almost Real: 3D Printing Hooks Users with Prototypes that Bring Designs to Life" (January/February 2009).

Above and Beyond the Floor Plan
Andrew Chary Architect uses 3D printing to create intricate models that have his clients beaming. (Cadalyst exclusive)

3D-Printed Bike Rack Hits Streets of New York City
Francis Bitonti's design is based on modular pieces and freeform geometry.

WVU Tech Taps Dimension 3D Printer to Create Campus Model
Police now save hours of security preparation and planning for campus events. (Cadalyst exclusive)

Accuracy, Speed of 3D Printing Help Reebok Compete
In-house prototyping bolsters footwear manufacturer in fast-paced market. (Cadalyst exclusive)

Multiple Materials Facilitate 'Sensual' Chair Printed in 3D
Designer Neri Oxman uses Objet CONNEX500 to create an unconventional chaise lounge. (Cadalyst exclusive)

3D Printing Rocks the Gamer World
Z Corporation turns Rock Band 2 avatars into real-life models for video game fans. (Cadalyst exclusive)

Zebco Tackles Prototyping Tasks with Ease
Quality resolution and smooth surfaces help Brad Ruprecht create 3D-printed models that mimic the "reel" thing.

From Concept to Production Mold Master in 24 Hours
Precision CAD/CAM Systems' prototype of Indiana Jones toy leads to immediate design approval.

About the Author: Nancy Spurling Johnson