ATOA’s 3d.atoa.com, is One Stop Professional 3D Print Solutions.3D printing is projected as the next industrial revolution and it can potentially impact each one of us. For CAE experts, it is a dream come true, where in 3D printing allows you to touch and feel your designs right at your desktop. For an individual, 3D printing transforms ideas into real products faster. For the industry, 3D printing is a game changer.
ATOA Scientific Technologies are pioneers in providing multiphysics computer Aided engineering solutions and now we complete the Virtual product development solution with 3D print offering. We offer you a range of options to convert your product dreams to reality via 3d printing.
3D Printing is projected as the next industrial revolution and it can potentially influence almost every aspect of our daily life in some way. For an individual innovator, 3D printing enables his product ideas to come alive! For CAD/CAE Engineers, it is dream come true to make, touch and feels their functional innovative designs, right next to their workstation. For ATOA scientific Technologies, 3D printing supports to complete the virtual product development solution offering to our clients.
3D printing, though a three decade old technology, the current excitement is due open innovation technology (out of patent), maturity of CAD/CAE/CAM, low cost electronics and the adaptation by internet open source evangelists.
The missing link or bottle neck in Computer aided product development is prototyping or Product manufacturing. Now, from concept to drawing to Engineering design is executed in a digital environment with teams collaborating across the globe. But the final prototyping need to be done using traditional methods, which is a bottle neck and slows down the entire product development process. But, 3D printing transports the prototyping or manufacturing into the digital environment. Now, from concept to CAD to CAE to CAM can be done under digital environment. Product development in a digital environment allows us to do the design iterations and development virtually for cost effective and faster product development. Digital product development and 3D printing, coupled with cloud computing opens up all new possibilities of product development in a flat world.
New development in 3D printing such us digital material takes the new product development to newer heights. Functional 3D products with complex shapes for novel functionality can be manufactured right at your desktop. Self-replicating 3D printing machines can revolutionize the industrial manufacturing from linear to nonlinear growth. For end customers, 3D printing technology enables complex, intricate design and high cost production products, custom made.
Current 3D printing technology is dominated by polymer materials and FDM methods. Developments in composites, metals, ceramics and hybrid materials will enable multi material 3D printing a reality.
Development in electromagnetic heating (laser, induction) sources and methods will enable high temperature material printing to lower the cost of high temperature material for printing aircraft gas turbine like parts.
Most of the developments in 3D printing are happening in mm length scale @ nozzle for products in the range of 1 mm to 250 mm size range.
Addition of this technology for large industrial scale products with nozzle size in the range of 10 mm is underway for products with size range in 1 to 10 meters.
Extension of this technology for large infrastructure size products with nozzle/print head size in the range of 100 mm is underway to build products like residential buildings in concrete.
The length scale journey of 3D products toward smaller size takes us towards exciting micro engineering and nano technology. Micro scale 3D printing facilitates products such micro Fresnel lens, shark skin surfaces, lab on chip, micro channels.
3D printing applied to nano technology takes the manufacturing technology close to nature's bottom up process, wherein we could print products from atomic level, atom by atom. This will revolutionize nano materials, nano medicine, nano electronics, and nano scale device fabrication.
3D printing for medical field is another exciting opportunity for custom made prosthesis, exoskeleton and body parts. 3D printing applied to biotechnology will enable synthetically grown body parts.
Space technology plans to print 3D parts for food, shelter and transporters using appropriate locally available resources with self-replicating 3D printing machines.
Fashion technology takes the custom build products to a new level by combing 3D printing and body scanning Technology, where in you can customize your foot wear and clothes to fit your personal body shape.
Conventional top down manufacturing process leads to lot of wastage due to inefficient process. But nature uses limited resources, optimal energy and builds bottom up to the final complex and functional shapes. 3D printing, takes our manufacturing process closure to nature to build products bottom up to the net final shape.
The future of 3D printing will takes us Multiscale self-assembling 4D products with industrial grade printers.
3D Print Portal
Single point entry for all of your 3D Printing Needs. Hire CAD, CAE, CAM Engineers to Create your 3D Digital Products. Buy ready made 3D CAD models, 3D Print CAE services and 3D Printed Products. Learn more about 3D print Technology via our, 3D Industry News, 3D Technology Future, 3D Printer Hardware, 3D Material technology, 3D CAD Tools and 3D CAE Methods News Feeds. The 3D.atoa marketplace will enable you to Open a Shop to SELL your CAD, CAE, 3D Products.
For More visit 3dprinting.atoa.com
3D CAD Model
3D Printing Machines are readily available for anybody to print at their home or office. You do not need to learn CAD design to create 3D printable CAD Models. You can download ready made free and paid 3D Printable CAD models from 3d.atoa. ATOA provides instant 3D printable CAD models for download. These models category range from Aerospace, Architectural, Engineering art, Wind Turbine, Flower Vase, Mechanical Components, Functional Mechanisms, Engineering structures, Science kits, molecular and Mobile Accessories model. Download 3D Printable CAD models from http://3d.atoa.com/buy/cad.
For more visit3dprinting.atoa.com/buy/cad
3D Selfie/3D Scan
Move from 2D selfie to 3D selfie via 3D scan and 3D printing. First requirement for 3D printing, is to have a 3D CAD model. ATOA’s 3D Selfie is an exciting new offering to scan and print your alter ego as a 3D printed Statue. Freeze your moments as a memorable static 3D print. You can also use our 3D scan services to scan and digitise your existing products. Get your alter ego as a 3D printed model at ATOA’s 3D selfie.
For More visit 3dselfie.atoa.com
3D Printing process, product and mechanism ,simulions. at cae.atoa.com, e,g Large Scale 3D Printer simulations.
Most of the available 3D printers are small scale 3D printers. Current need is for Large scale 3D Printers to manufacture realistic 3D Printed products effectively, compared to commercial production process. For larger scale printers, the part size and resolution are conflicting requirements. Reliable large scale 3D Printing requires in depth understanding of the functional Mechanisms. Cartesian 3D printers are dominant compared to other printers like Delta and Robotic arm because of their simple construction. Current 3D printer are having limitations in print rate and part size. The challenge for large part 3D printing are print resolution and print speed, which is governed by the printer mechanism. In this paper, brief review of available 3D printer mechanism are given. The printer mechanisms are simulated in COMSOL using Multibody dynamics module. Flexible and rigid mechanism simulation are performed for evaluation of the print mechanism and structural performance. This study, in future will also include 3D printing manufacturing method simulations.
We can use Multiphysics CAE for 3D printing at Material, Product, Process and System level. For example, material design for stiffness and manufacturability, product design for multiple CTQ, manufacturing process simulation and System level simulations like the whole 3D printer. If you can improve the Material, Product, Process and System performance or solving problems by trial and error by turning a few knobs, you are welcome to do so. In fact, this works at a superficial level. However, our focus will be on physics based modelling for more technical insight and problem solving for the first time right product development. Multiphysics based modelling will be the key driver in our approach for design and problem solving of 3D printing technology enabled products.