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Developing an Energy Efficient Vehicle with 3D Printing

The HAN Hydromotive team behind the energy efficient vehicle

Consumption of 1 liter fuel per 570 km. Last Friday the HAN Eco-marathon has taken place at the Midland Circuit Lelystad (Netherlands). It was the ultimate test for the Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2018, which is held 5 – 7 July in London. Student teams have designed and built vehicles with the aim to drive as…

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BMW M6 GT3: 3D Printing Used as Finishing Touch

The back of a BMW M6 GT3 with 3D printed letters

Street legal edition with 3D printed letters on the back. A big car enthusiast has constructed a street legal edition of the BMW M6 GT3. The branding letters on the back ”BMW M6 GT3” are 3D printed. The owner, Junior Strous, used a Tractus3D printer to print the letters at a high resolution. He chose…

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Ranked Among the Best Large Format and PEEK 3D Printers

A person is showing a 3D printed object which was printed on the T3500 large 3D printer

The Tractus3D T3500 and T650P. We are proud that our 3D printers are listed among the best printers at several independent websites. Especially the large format T3500 and the high-temperature PEEK printer, the T650P, receive a lot of attention. Top 10 largest 3D printers in the world The German website ‘Produktion’ published an article in…

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Produce on Demand With a 3D Printer

White object being 3D printed on demand on a industrial 3D printer

Offering freedom of design. One of the advantages of owning a 3D printer as a company is having the possibility to produce on demand. Traditional methods relied on molds and cutting, which makes customizing a time-consuming process. 3D printing enables to customize designs and constantly improve parts (prototyping) which can be produced in a relative…

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Make Your 3D Prints Stick to the Build Plate

Spraying hair spray on the glass build plate

Improving the adhesion The latest version of the T650, T650P, T850 and T1250 Tractus3D printers have a PEI build plate, before it was a glass plate. One of our goals is to make the 3D printing process as easy as possible, minimizing the extra actions a user have to perform when making a 3D print…

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3D Printing In-House Keeps it Confidential

Confidential paper with 3D print design

Your innovations will be safe. According to Wikipedia: ”Confidentiality involves a set of rules or a promise that limits access or places restrictions on certain types of information.” When your company owns a 3D printer this provides several benefits. For example the risk that a design will fall in the hands of a wrong third…

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3D Printing at Healthcare Exhibition

Tractus3D stand at the healthcare exhibition with 3D printer and 3D printed examples

3D Printing in Healthcare. The Dutch healthcare exhibition Zorg & ICT is the annual highlight for current information, visible innovation, inspiration and the perfect opportunity to exchange knowledge and to network. Tractus3D was asked to participate at the innovation zone, Computable Future Lab, to demonstrate solutions for 3D printing in healthcare. The healthcare exhitibion was…

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Decrease costs with 3D printing

Gold and silver coins with a clock in the background

Less machine, material and labor costs. One of the advantages of the use of 3D printers is bringing costs down. More and more companies are integrating 3D printing in their operating processes. Reducing costs is an important reason to invest in a 3D printer. By using the 3D printing technology you can achieve the following:…

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3D printing at the Dutch Air Force

Tractus 3D CEO shaking hands with a military

MakAIRsjop invests in the T1250 3D Printer. For and by Defense personnel. MakAIRsjop is a makerspace, for and by Defense personnel, located at the Dutch military air base in Woensdrecht. The airport is used by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) as a training and logistical base. Approximately 2000 people work at the Woensdrecht Air…

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Reduce Errors With 3D Printing

3D printing a white object with a Tractus 3D printer, minimizing the risks of errors during the product development process

The 3D Printing process minimizes risks. Many industries are looking for ways to reduce the risk of errors during the process of developing a product or part. After creating a design in CAD software, a lot of companies outsource the production of the prototype part. After receiving the prototype back, a design often needs to…

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