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A Gripping Breakthrough

Introduction GridGrips revolutionized the biking industry with their innovative bike grips featuring vertically oriented independent 3D lattice layers, enhancing shock absorption and reducing hand/arm strain for riders tackling rugged terrains. Overcoming challenges in R&D and material selection, they adopted 3D resin printing using LOCTITE IND475 resin, enabling rapid prototyping and swift adjustments based on user feedback. This innovative approach not only ensures high-quality products but also grants GridGrips a competitive edge in grip production costs while scaling sustainably. Read more on this...

Enhancing Tooling and Respiratory Adapters

The Challenge H&T Presspart approached Excelencia-tech with a highly demanding challenge. They sought technology capable of achieving 50-micron tolerances and surface finishes similar to injection molding. Additionally, the technology needed to print various materials, including PP-like substances, ABS, elastomers, transparent materials, and biocompatible-certified materials. The Solution H&T Presspart's integration of P3™ DLP technology streamlined production. Agile adjustments in internal tooling were facilitated, and the technology sped up precise prototyping with enhanced material flexibility like Loctite 3D IND405. Henkel elastomers, including Loctite 3D IND...

Revamping Production: bachmaier Snug-earmolds Pro’s Journey with Loctite 3D Printing Solution

The Challenge Bachmaier specializes in custom-made products for the hearing aid, hearing protection, and music industries.  They wanted to establish a more efficient process in their production of creating bachmaier Snug-earmolds Pro.  These ear molds are a custom-fit earpiece that can be attached to AirPods designed to snugly fit the ear. The Solution The team transitioned from traditional production to 3D printing and identified Loctite 3D 3843 resin to be the most suitable solution for the process due to its  enhanced mechanical properties. ...

3D Printed Parts for Quandum Aerospace

The Challenge Quandum Aerospace, a Spanish company specializing in aerospace, green energy, and medical technologies tested new Zortrax resin 3D printing ecosystem for a month. Initial feedback from the Quandum engineering team was positive both as to quality of prints and overall design of the Zortrax Inkspire 2 3D printer, Zortrax Cleaning Station, and Zortrax Curing Station. Quandum wanted to use the new Zortrax 3D printing ecosystem to make medical device parts for one of their clients. The Solution The team used Zortrax LOCTITE PRO 410...

Loctite 3D printing provides solutions for the Simracing market

The Challenge O-Rouge needed to develop a Simracing seat with internal cooling in a new project that required small series production of 400 – 1000 parts per year. The application looks like a simple mesh part, but due to the whole system's design, it needs to withstand mechanical loads over time. The main challenge was finding a manufacturing method and material that was strong enough to withstand these heavy loads and vibrations and be UV stable with a high finishing and...

Henkel Consumer Goods & LOCTITE 3D Printing Unite

The Challenge The Henkel Consumer Goods team utilized a labeling bottle plate, a customized component that houses bottles while the labels are secured. Traditionally, this component was manufactured using CNC machining. This method posed some challenges for the team because the lead time for a single component was 12 weeks. In addition to the long lead-time, each part was made from stainless steel or aluminum. Making these parts using CNC machining requires a new block of material every time, resulting in astronomically...

3D Printing Saves Time & Money for ASSA ABLOY

The Challenge ASSA ABLOY engineers were actively searching for a new development process optimization for their customized opening solutions. Traditionally, their standard approach included injection molding for prototyping, which incurs high costs and long lead times. Finding an alternative technology presented a challenge, as several critical application requirements needed to be met. These requirements include a tough material that offers long-term durability and could withstand 120,000 cycles but still have an excellent surface finish. The Solution After garnering no results from their internal search,...

Lead Time & Costs are Majorly Reduced with the Help of 3D Printing

The Challenge Valeo is a French global automotive supplier and partner to automakers worldwide. They require test benches for automotive component climatic tests. The test benches are holders for car interior parts that stay in the orientation needed under tough conditions to aid in testing car components against extreme weathering conditions, such as wind, humidity, dust, and temperatures. The main challenge was to find a material that could withstand the application requirements. The application required sufficient toughness to keep parts in...