A Cranio maxillofacial event attended by over 50 surgeons, got the opportunity to work
with 3D Printed anatomical”bone like” skulls models made with FibreTuff and printed on
the Ultimaker S5. For this event, CT scans of a human skull was provided by Dr. Strong at
University of California and 3D printed by DELRAY Systems from Rochester MI. These
skulls, eight total, were used as functional models for demonstration, having an orbital
implant positioned in the eye of the printed skull. The CT scan below shows the
radiopacity of FibreTuff with the titanium implant. Surgeons at the event were excited to
hear FibreTuff can be sterilized in Autoclave, having exceptional screw retention and
ability to print very small pores for producing cancellous type bone. Discussions with
surgeons also included a wish list for creating a biomaterial that can be 3D printed
having bone like structural qualities with osteo conduction and most preferably osteo
induction. A recent in vitro study by a Medical University in Ohio concluded FibreTuff has
osteo conductive qualities. For this study, FibreTuff was 3D printed in two types of
scaffolds with porosity at 70 micron and 90 micron for optimum interface with cells,
which is a challenge for other bone like biomaterials.
For more information on FibreTuff please fill out the contact form below!
Large-format 3D printer designed for industrial applications.
Meet the PRO, the latest German engineered 3D printer from BigRep.
The BigRep PRO is expertly engineered to provide your company with advanced technology to print large objects with industrial-grade materials. The PRO is perfect for manufacturing environments.
The world of 3D printing is a rapidly growing, expanding, and changing web of technology, software, and materials.
3D printing is the innovative technology process that makes three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. Today, 3D printers allow you to create anything you can imagine while offering amazing results.
In the ’80s 3D printing had its start under the name ‘rapid prototyping’ because the purpose of the technology was to prototype faster and cheaper.
3D printing has slowly been disrupting the fashion industry. The technology is opening up for creative possibilities and solutions from jewelry to costume design and now into footwear.
On April 15, the world watched as fire ravaged the Notre-Dame Cathedral. One company is finding creative ways to rebuild the landmark using 3D printing technology.
Concr3de, a Dutch company, is proposing rebuilding parts of the cathedral from the ashes.A mixture of limestone and ash, similar to the materials found after the fire, would be used in the replication. The mixture was added during the 19th century restoration by architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc
BigRep is pleased to introduce the latest addition of its range of additive manufacturing solutions-- the BigRep PRO. DELRAY Systems will be hosting the first private event in North America on May 8, 2019 to show off the next big thing in large format industrial 3D Printing.
BASF Ultrafuse 316LX is really an amazing feat of technology, and it is available in either 1.75mm or 2.85mm so it can be used with any 3D printer on the market, as far as diameter is concerned. It is a metal-polymer composite used to make parts that are austenitic stainless steel type 316L that can easily be extruded at 235C (455F). Because it is a metal-polymer composite, to get a fully metal part you must get the part sintered. When printing with BASF Ultrafuse the parts should be printed bigger in the X/Y direction by about 19%, and about 21% in the Z direction so that when the plastic gets taken out during the sintering process it is the correct size.
October 24th at 10AM
Announcing a can’t miss educational event October 24th. We will spend the day learning all about everything 3D printing and 3D scanning:
-Expert materials panel discuss composites and metals that can print on desktop 3D printer
-Learn about new emerging tech in 3D scanning and 3D printing.
-Check out the latest and greatest in FDM 3D printing technology.
-Large format 3D printing previews new equipment coming soon.
-New rapid design software combines easy concept development with instant performance feedback data.
-Training breakout sessions that make sense of converting scan data to solid models for ANY CAD platform.
-A chance to network with some of the great minds in the field
We have an exciting lineup of presenters to talk about their products and what is next for them. The morning starts with a 3D scanning product launch where you can learn about new Artec Leo and see live demo of the new Artec Ray. Followed by a chance to meet the new generation of additive manufacturing from BigRep and a sneak peek at new additive metals. Then learn how instant simulation from Ansys is fueling better product development. Finally we have a technology showcase and serve lunch with an opportunity for networking and mingling.
The afternoon is filled with break-out sessions where you can choose what you want to sit in on and learn more about. Join us in the resource center room to learn more about creating solid models from scan data within Solidworks, reverse engineering for solid models in nearly any CAD platform, and about the Swiss army knife of product development, see how this new tool tackles reverse engineering, simulation and manufacturing preparation solution. Or you could join another group in the main pavilion to learn more about the Ultimaker S5, 3D Printing metals without the high-cost point of entry, and new materials from companies like Owens Corning and BASF! There will be a full posted schedule to help you choose what you would like to sit in on and learn more about, so you can make the most of your time. Finally to finish the day we will have a panel discussion where there will be the opportunity to ask some experts any questions. We will see you there!
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Click here to see the event page!
Interested in what's going on in 3D printing? Interested in getting to know DELRAY Systems and what's going on here? Well then you're in the right spot! This blog is where we will take the time to share with you what's happening with 3D printing, 3D scanning, and what is going on here at DELRAY Systems. We are so excited to start this journey with you guys!
Let's start by getting to know what 3D printing is, for those of you who might not know. 3D printing is when you make (print) a physical 3D object from a 3D digital model by using many horizontal layers of material on top of each other to build a 3 dimensional form.
How is 3D printing most commonly used? We all know the traditional way to prototype: a design is made up, sent out to a factory, and then machined using a number of techniques all of which being expensive and time consuming. Since a lot of companies don’t have the machinery to produce a prototype on site it can take weeks to get a result, and then it may not be the result that was needed and the process goes over again. The idea behind a 3D printer is to drastically shorten that process and make it much cheaper, and easier, to manufacture.
A model is designed then sent to your on site 3D printer, instead of being sent out to a factory. That saves time and money on transportation back and forth from another location. The model will be printed in horizontally sliced segments created by the program given the file uploaded. In the case of the Ultimaker printers, the program Cura is completely free and can be downloaded off of the Ultimaker website. In Cura you have all sorts of options to subtly tweak how the print will come out just in case it isn’t quite right on the first try. Cura will even tell you exactly how much material is going to be used, specifying even how much of each material if more than one is being used, and how long the print will take. Prints can take a few hours to a day or two depending on the size of your print. In the end, you’ll get a fully functioning prototype at a fraction of the time and cost.
Now that we’ve explained one of the most common ways printers are used, here’s a little insight into a few of the products we offer here at DELRAY Systems.
The Ultimaker 3D printers: Our Ultimaker 3D printers all have so much to offer! The Ultimaker S5 is the newest printer from Ultimaker, offering the very best ultimaker has to offer. We also offer the Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 3. Every printer has its own advantages. One cool thing about these printers is that they have an open filament system, which means that you can use any filament you want. The Ultimaker brand has chemically resistant, flame resistant, lightweight materials that are bound to please. Some of the materials we offer include PLA, ABS, Nylon, CPE, PC, and TPU 95A but there are so many more! Looking for a more durable material? The Ultimaker S5 has a more advanced filament feeder mechanism so it can handle the more abrasive materials like glass filled nylon or glass filled polypropylene. The Ultimaker S5 and Ultimaker 3 boasts Wi-fi, Ethernet and USB connectivity making printing even quicker and more convenient.
We also offer BigRep 3D printers: A bigger 3D printer for bigger jobs! With the BigRep One boasting a 1 cubic meter of print room, it has more than enough room to make your larger 3D printing dreams come true. The BigRep printers are the ideal for both the office and industrial environment. It offers a choice between single or dual extrusion configuration enabling printing with different filaments, helping in the printing of complex parts that need support material or two different colors. BigRep has a user friendly graphical interface that offers great tools to monitor prints and help ensure good, quality prints. We also offer many high quality filaments for BigRep printers.
We also offer EinScan 3D scanners! 3D scanners let you take 3D pictures of any object. It takes photos of the object from every side until you have a 3D image of it, you can then take the 3D image of your object and put it into your favorite 3D printing software, fix it up, change things if you’d like and 3D print out a copy!
Here at DELRAY Systems we have many amazing products that we offer, and everyone is guaranteed awesome customer service. Feel free to browse our website while you are here! Feel free to call us with any questions you may have, or if you would like to place an order!