October 2018 - Spring

Il Blog di Riferimento sulla Prototipazione Rapida 3D

Fabio Gualdo
30 October 2018

Spring srl, an additive manufacturing company, achieved the certification AS 9100 on October 10, 2018 to meet urgent needs of the Aeronautic and Defense sector.

For aircraft manufacturers as well as systems, components and equipment, the principles of safety and reliability are considered essential values.

Spring srl is really proud to work with the Aeronautic and Defense industry providing functional components through the best professional systems of Additive Manufacturing. This is the result of 20 years of experience in professional 3D printing, thanks to the highest quality of the production process and applied technologies the company meets clients needs.

“Our corporate philosopy is based on the continuous improvement , this is also the reason why we invest a significant part of the budget in new technologies and innovation.” Says Roberto Toniello, Head of Quality Management at Spring srl.

“We continue innovating to meet challenging demands of an ultra high-performance sector such as the aeronautic. Each department  cooperates to ensure required efficiency with the highest quality standards necessary to the sector.”

The company puts in place resources, equipments and expertises to guarantee its customers ultra high-performance products.

 What is ISO 9100?

This is the management system certification for the quality of organizations and consists in an international standard that enables companies to increase customers satisfaction through the application of an efficient quality management system.

This certification stress the importance of business improvement and assessment of performances. In addition this certification requests specific methodologies to identify opportunities and risks in reaching expected results.

This new system ensures more attention on traceability and replicability of the process thanks to data sharing and reference metrics.

Another important focus is the ongoing training for a higher quality work of human resources. Moreover, the awareness of individual contribution to quality is reinforced.

To download the certificate click here.

Fabio Gualdo
18 October 2018

Siemens Mobility has opened its first rail maintenance center where spare parts are realized with 3D printing technology for more than 100 trains every month. Before, the company used  traditional production methods and components were produced within 6 weeks. Now, thanks to Additive manufacturing Siemens Mobility can have at its disposal components within 13 hours, drastically reducing  production time and costs.

Customized solutions  and flexible manufacturing with 3D printing

“Every train has to go through maintenance several times a year. As you can imagine, all our customers would like this process to be as quick as possible, but they still expect maximum levels of detail, safety and quality in the work we do. This is where Additive manufacturing perfectly meets the market needs, providing  us the ability to rapidly produce customized parts, using high performance materials.” Says Michael Kuczmik, Head of Additive Manufacturing at Siemens Mobility GmbH.”-“Within a week we can iterate and optimize the design and print a final, customized part, saving  the manufacturing time by up to 95%.

Thanks to Additive manufacturing Siemens Mobility can not only obtain replacement parts, but also increase its tooling capabilities. One such example is an essential ‘connector’ tool, used to maintain train bogies (the chassis or framework that carries the wheelset), realized in ULTEM 9085 a thermoplastic of FDM technology (Fused deposition Modeling). The challenge was to find a thermoplastic  resistant to high pressures and mechanical stress. ULTEM 9085 is an extremely rigid and resistant material suitable for railway applications.

Click here to download the ULTEM 9085 technical data sheet!

Source: https://www.forbes.com

Spring srl, your ideal partner

Spring srl is the Italian and European leader in industrial additive manufacturing. The company realizes final, functional components, prototypes, production tools and spare parts. Spring srl, with its 20 years of experience in additive manufacturing and outstanding technical expertises, produces high performance components for leading companies in the rail, aerospace, automotive, industrial automation, medical and consumer goods sector. Spring srl owns many 3D professional printers that allow us to provide components up to 900x600x900mm.

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Fabio Gualdo
9 October 2018

The 8th race of Tommaso Marcon’s career is already a great result: the rider won the third place on the Jerez circuit, in the Moto2 European Championship, with the Speed up bike by Team Ciatti.

The venetian boy is making progress in managing the race and getting better on his riding style with a different bike compared to those of the beginning of the season.

Tommaso got the right confidence at the 8th lap, passing  Zaccone and Tulovic at first and Ekky then, thus reaching the third place. Marcon also tried to close the gap with Raffin but there was too little time available for futher overtakings.

However, this is a great first podium, achieved with hard work after only 8 races, that has confirmed Tommaso as the first among Italians and  Rookies in a complex category where top riders have a very high level.

After the 5th race of the Championship Marcon got 16 points and the 4th place in the ranking, with the possibility of reaching the 3rd, now held by Fernandez.

This is only the first year in this category for the ex Gresini rider but this result shows that he fits the Moto2.

After this great weekend at Jerez, the next appointment for Marcon is on October 13  and 14  on the Albacete circuit.

Source: http://mothomsport.com

Spring Srl, technical sponsor of Tommaso Marcon Speed Up

Spring srl, the venetian company with 20 years of experience in additive manufacturing that design and realize components for the Motorsport industry, supports Tommaso Marcon, Moto2 rider, in his professional growth.

Spring srl technical teams are focused on the continuous improvement process, developing new solutions and new technologies to increase performances of racing vehicles. Spring srl offers also a service of re-engineering and optimization of components to guarantee maximum results at the lowest cost.

Do you want to know how we realized an inlet pipe in carbon filled Nylon? Download this case study!

Fabio Gualdo
1 October 2018

Are you and your team designing  a new spacecraft? Are you thinking about metal replacement with the thermoplastics of 3D printing? This change in the aerospace industry is becoming more and more widespread. Additive  manufacturing is ideal not only for prototypes realization but also mainly for the production of functional components suitable for the aerospace sector  thanks to new thermoplastics such as ULTEM,PPSF and PEKK Antero800 NA.

3D printing takes you to space

Stratasys Ltd., global leader in the production of 3D printers and PADT, Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies Inc. are working  together  to realize a new generation of 3D printed components for the Nasa’s Orion spacecraft.

The new high performance thermoplastic of this project is a ESD variant of Pekk Antero 800 NA by Stratasys that offers mechanical, chemical and thermal properties.

Nasa’s Orion spacecraft will take astronauts to the moon and beyond. The next Orion’s test flight, called Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), will be the first to use the Space Launch System, the most powerful rocket in the world. During  this mission, that will last for three weeks, the uncrewed Orion capsule will fly for thousands of miles beyond the moon.

Nasa beats the most difficult challenges to space exploration also because of materials such as ULTEM 9085 resin and the new Antero that guarantee an extraordinary resistance to high temperatures, chemical agents and mechanical loads.

“The demands of space travel require extremely high performance materials and the most rigorous manufacturing processes in the industry. Part integrity and repeatability are essential and must pass Nasa’s demanding  testing and validation process,” Said Scott Sevcik, VP of manufacturing solutions at Stratasys.

Spring srl and Aerospace

The aerospace sector is for Spring srl one of the most important fields of application of Additive manufacturing. The company with its professional 3D printers, F900 certificate AICS (Aircraft Interiors Certification Solution) and 20 years of experience in the industry is your best partner in the realization of functional components, tooling application for composites and prototypes.

Source: www.tecnelab.it

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Fabio Gualdo
1 October 2018

Do you work in the automotive, oil and gas, aeronautic  or  aerospace sector? Are you and your team up to date on the most excellent thermoplastic of FDM technology (Fused Deposition Modeling) that you can use to improve your performances and your  business?

If not, you are about to know the new fundamental material to work with. We are talking about Pekk (Antero 800NA), an extraordinary thermoplastic available  from july 2018.

How could you reduce weight, save fuel and cut costs at the same time?

In the recent past, aluminum and steel had great mechanical properties but now in a more competitive present and future you need a new generation of lighter, less expensive, materials: thermoplastics.

Not all thermoplastics are fit for your components, exposed to jet fuel, oil, hydraulic  fluid and for spacecraft parts. What you need is a material resistant to hydrocarbons, chemical agents, high temperatures, with mechanical features such as  strength, toughness and wear-resistance. All these extraordinary properties are included in Pekk (Antero 800NA).

Click here to download the technical data sheet

Which is the best company specialized in FDM  technology that can help you to reach new levels of performance?

Spring srl can guarantee you an extraordinary service of 3D printing and thanks to a great team of engineers  and technicians specialized in FDM, Spring srl can optimize your projects on several fronts.

The company owns 14 systems of professional 3D printings that allow the realization of components in Pekk up to 400X350X400mm.

Spring srl invests a large amount of the budget in R&D to offer you competitive and innovative solutions.

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