Sep 2, 2014

A variety of Stratasys customers will show products made with the group's technology at the 3D Printshow London, which takes place at Old Billingsgate on 4-6 September.

Strakka Racing - 3D printed final parts drive innovation

In what is sure to be one of the exhibition's show-stealing highlights, British motor racing team, Strakka Racing, will exemplify how 3D printing technology is driving design and engineering with its ultra-cool World Endurance Championship Strakka DOME S103 LMP2 race car.

Strakka Racing have partnered with Stratasys since the start of the year. Strakka Racing's Dome S103 LMP2 race car has parts made using Stratasys 3D printing, from wind-tunnel testing of scale model parts to fully-functional prototypes, as well as 3D printed end-use parts used directly on the S103 LMP2 car in an actual race environment.

A number of 3D printed parts from both the race car and wind tunnel development program will be displayed at the show including a race ready cockpit dashboard panel and rear wing spoiler, track test parts such as brake ducts and dive planes, along with wind tunnel aerodynamic components.

Stratasys's stand will feature the Strakka Dome S103 and its 1:24 scale model, 3D printed in a single run.

UAV/drone projects soaring high

Start-up company Helico Aerospace Industries will feature its automated drone designed to track and video outdoor sports and activities - AirDog. Aimed primarily at the consumer market, AirDog is an innovative, yet simple-to-use, 'quad-copter' that operates via a wrist-worn tracking device and accommodates a standard GoPro sports camera. Users can automatically capture exciting live aerial video footage and still photography of themselves, having set distance, speed and height levels for AirDog to follow.

To produce fully-functional parts that could perform in the real environment, AirDog employs a mix of Stratasys' durable yet lightweight materials vital for take-off and in-flight manoeuvrability.

In addition, Stratasys customer Aerialtronics will be giving visitors an insight into the world of commercial drone UAV design. On display will be Aerialtronic's core product - the Altura Zenith drone, created with the help of Stratasys uPrint SE Plus 3D Printer.

A new twist on art and fashion with 3D printing

3D printing continues to push the boundaries of art and fashion by enabling designers to directly manufacture pieces previously not possible with traditional methods.

Set to create a stir, emerging fashion designer Noa Raviv, will showcase two stunning outfits from her award-winning Hard Copy collection that incorporate 3D printed multi-material elements.

"Hard Copy" is a seven-piece dress collection featuring black-and-white ruffled fabrics and grid-like patterns that form voluminous shapes. Influenced by classical Greek sculpture, Raviv created designs featuring imperfect digital images and distorted grid patterns. The final non-symmetrical 3D piece was 3D printed with Rigid Opaque (VeroWhite and VeroBlackPlus) 3D printing materials in one simultaneous print job on the Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer by Stratasys, and then stitched onto the dress to create a kind of optical illusion between 2D and 3D patterns.

Representing the best of 3D printed art is London-based designer, Assa Ashuach, and Belgian artist Nick Ervinck, both showcasing color multi-material 3D printing. Ashuach's Interior Journey designs explore various expressions of geometry and aesthetics, while Ervinck will unveil GNILICER, a complex structure with various intertwining elements that combine transparency and striking color.


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