March 2019 - Spring

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Fabio Gualdo
14 March 2019

Fabio Gualdo, chairman of Spring srl, shares his first impression on ANTERO 800NA.

“What are the major features of ANTERO 800NA and why is it a high-performance material?”

Among all FDM (Fused Deposition modeling) materials, Antero 800NA is one of the top-performing thermoplastic.  All its technical features, speak for themselves. As an example, let’s think of its high chemical resistance, indeed, it withstands to hydrocarbons, acids and corrosive substances. And not only has an excellent wear resistance but also withstands to extreme pressures and to strong impacts. Last but not least, it has an extraordinary resistance to high temperatures.

“What sectors will benefit the most from ANTERO 800NA?”

The aeronautic and aerospace industries, for sure. Aircraft manufacturers are using this material as a metal-replacement. And new application horizons are ,for example: the oil and gas sector, the automotive, the top-of-the-line industrial production and the use of ANTERO 800NA in the realization of tooling and functional prototypes.

“Why is it important to choose Spring Srl to produce components in Antero 800NA?”

We strongly believe in this material, that’s why we are the first 3D printing service in Europe to make it available. Spring srl is the best choice, as we provide to our partners a high level of technical expertise, thanks to 20 years of experience in the field. Companies contact us, the technical staff analyses their projects and offers them the fastest a more performing solution for reaching their goals.

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PEKK (ANTERO 800NA) is now available!

PEKK (Antero 800NA): 3D printing opens up new horizons


Fabio Gualdo
14 March 2019

Pekk (Antero 800NA) is the new material of additive manufacturing.  Let’s take a look to its benefits:

  • High chemical resistance

Pekk (Antero 800NA) is the most performing material of the FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) technology, especially when it comes to chemical resistance. Indeed, Peek is the best choice not only for the aircraft industry but also for the Oil&Gas sector.  Moreover, this material has passed the military standard test MIL-STD-810G for chemical compatibility.

  • High temperature resistance

Pekk (Antero 800NA) has also an extraordinary resistance to high temperature, indeed, it withstands up to 150°C without any change to its characteristics. This exciting  feature has been designed for applications out of the cab or in engine compartments.

  • Customization and just-in-time production

Additionally, thanks to this new material is possible to realize customized and on-demand printing solutions. And as a result, companies can take advantage from storage cost savings and hence from a higher profitability.

  • No geometric limits – No material waste

Thanks to 3D printing  is possible to realize a never-before seen design. With traditional technology, manufacturers bought  Pekk as a semifinished (only available in limited shapes and sizes) and was processed by machines in clear and solid shapes. With traditional technology a big amount of material was wasted. Instead, with additive manufacturing not only is possible to realize complex shapes but also to cut waste.

Spring s.r.l as your partner

We provide you with the best 3D printing service to realize prototypes and functional parts in Pekk (Antero 800NA) thanks to our high level of technical expertise.

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14 March 2019

Women are opening new horizons in many high-tech industries, especially in 3D printing. Let’s  take a look to these successful and skilled female workers, their innovative process and new approach to additive manufacturing!

1.Marinella Levi

Marinella Levi is professor at the Dept. of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering of Milan Polytechnic University. In 2013 she founded +Lab, a 3D printing lab where engineers, designers and researchers use a multidisciplinary approach to Additive Manufacturing. She believes that technological innovation comes from a mix of teaching, research and design.

2.Iris Van Herpen

She is recognized as a pioneer in fashion design at an international level, thanks to her innovative creations, realized with 3D printing. Since 2010 she has presented her collections in Paris, Amsterdam and London. Her collections such as, for example: Quaquaversal, Hacking Infinity, Biopiracy, Wilderness Embodied and Voltage and Hybrid Holism are the result of this open approach to new technologies.

3.Neri Oxman

Neri Oxman is not only an artist, a professor, an architect and a designer but she is also considered as a 3D printing spokesperson. She works as a professor at Media Arts & Science of MIT and as chairwoman at Mediaded Matter MIT lab. She has been a pioneer in the 3D printing industry thanks to her abstract 3D shapes, clothes and goods. Her work is focused on experimentation: by using new materials and an innovative approach to design.

4.Jennifer A. Lewis

She is a founder of Voxel8, a company that manufactures functional electronic devices by using a pneumatic extrusion 3D printing technology. Jennifer A. Lewis and her team have pushed the boundaries of research on multi-material 3D printing for functional components.

5.Limor Fried

She has been the first female engineer to be in the WIRED magazine cover and she has been rewarded for her entrepreneur skills. In 2005 Fried founded what is now known as Adafruit Industries: a successful company that develops and sells kits, components and open source electronic devices, mainly for the hobby market.

6.Kerry Hogarth

She is the founder of 3D Printshow, the first interactive show on 3D printing. She has been one of the main contributors to the develop of 3D printing phenomenon for consumers: by opening the path to new generations.

7.Virginia San Fratello

She is an architect, an artist and an educator but also a partner of the award-winning design studio, called Rael San Fratello and co-founder of the Emerging Objects: a studio that experiments 3D printing for the architectonic field. She won the “Next Generation Design Competition” of the Metropolis Magazine for her Hydro Wall.

8.Alice Taylor

She is the founder of MakieLab: the first company in the world to 3d print consumer goods and one of the very few companies that realizes toys by using additive manufacturing. The platform enables clients to design their own custom doll. And in 2017 MakieLab has been bought by Disney.

9.Niki Kaufman

Niki Kaufman is the founder of Normal Ears, a company that enables consumers to produce custom-fit 3D-printed earphones, starting by a 3D model. The company, based in Manhattan, is also known for having many 3D printers that are placed on the walls.

10.Rachel Park

She is the founder of the RP editorial services and one of the best-known journalists in the 3D printing world. She has been editor at Rapid news Publications and one of the founder of 3Dprintingindustry.

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Fabio Gualdo
1 March 2019

Design is a core point for companies working in the consumer goods industry. And in the creative phase many models are built and tested , before putting a new product on the market. The success of this placement will largely depend on timing , ergonomics and look and feel of the product.

However, design process can be slow, inaccurate and companies can’t take these risks. That’s why manufacturers like Adidas are working with the additive skills to get top level prototypes in short time.

These new competencies empower Adidas designers to constantly refine its sports shoes. All sorts of design changes are reliable and efficient, thanks to 3D printed prototypes and model test.

Bigger benefits for companies come from additive skills rather than from traditional technology such as hand processing or peculiar tooling.

Especially, thanks to J750 experts, Adidas is getting :

  • High level of conformity: No more gap between the designer’s idea and the prototype. The 3D shoes drawing looks exactly like the 3D printed model in colors, shapes and textures.
  • Creativity freedom: This new printer is pushing the current boundaries of trial and production, indeed, now it is increasingly possible to get a multi-material model with complex geometries.
  • Incredible realism: The prototypes details are so great that the model seems ready to be worn.

No competition without quality

Large companies working in the consumer goods industry are moving forward on the global market also thanks to a strategic partner skilled in the production of prototypes with the new J750.

Spring srl is one of the top players in Additive manufacturing at an European level and is increasingly  making new alliances with the largest national and international companies, working in these high quality industries.

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