How Siemens Uses 3D Printing to Drive Effective Marketing

Siemens has expanded its impressive portfolio with a mobile gas turbine - the SGT-A45. To support their promotion, 3YOURMIND developed a functional replica of the new mobile unit. It joins dozens of other models that showcase the groundbreaking turbines developed by the Power and Gas Division of Siemens AG.

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How to Adjust a 3D Design for 3D Printing

It is known that 3D models aren’t always as perfect in reality as on our screen. So what are the best practices for modelling an object that will be 3D printed? We will show you how to avoid the most common mistakes, learn how materials and 3D technologies affect the printability of a model, and ensure you create a high quality designs.

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Integrating Functional Design into 3D Printing for Prototypes - Part 2

 The more cost effective the prototyping process is, the more and easier it can be to implement it into the design process. 3D printing will become a crucial factor in increasing the rate of innovation, and those companies that master the use pre-assembly for prototyping will have a clear advantage.

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Integrating Functional Design into 3D Printing for Prototypes

Functional design is a simple concept that has large implications when combined with 3D printing. The goal is to simply design modularly so that each individual component serves a specific, individual function. It is very similar to many agile practices that are used in programming and management to ensure that all development goals are in small manageable pieces with potential to test and receive feedback quickly.

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How Iron Man and Laika Studios are Shaking Up the Movie Industry with 3D Printing

Each year 3D Printing plays a more central role in the entertainment industry, especially for  filmmakers and effect studios. 3D printing allows these creative minds to make the “unprecedented” more quickly and more realistically than any other technology. They are the stereotypical “small batch production” centers as they are producing the visuals for a single film. So it is no wonder that 3D printing is beginning to take center stage in flim production.

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Meshify's Lattice Structures: The Next Generation of Lightweight Components

Meshify is a software tool which enables designs that take full advantage of 3D printing and create something that’s never been available before.

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Manufacturing Impact: Winergy’s Functional, 3D Printed Gear Drive Model

In wind power, as in most maturing industries, it is increasingly difficult to stand out among the service providers. Winergy produces the world’s largest offshore turbine and gearbox. They were looking for a way to display the complex gear mechanisms that are used to translate the wind energy into electric power within the turbine. They commissioned 3YOURMIND to create a 3D printed model of the gear drive.

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Functional, Motorized 3D Printed Turbine Model for Siemens

Making an impact at trade events and in customer presentations is increasingly difficult as the number of venders, media hype and advertising grows each year. When Siemens was looking for a novel way to present their new SGT-8000H series turbine they called upon their partnership with 3YOURMIND. The engine performs at an efficiency of 60.75% (TUV certified) in combination with the combined cycle operation. That makes it one of the most efficient gas-fired power plants in the world. The complex turbine combines proven product lines with innovative technologies, rendered with high-detail as a 3D model.

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Utilizing 3D Printing Workflows in Architecture

3D Printing also offers several key “shortcuts” to streamline the presentation of architectural concepts and the development of new designs. Accessing these tools gives a streamlined method to present complex designs and makes small batch production much more feasible. The design and prototyping processes can have quicker iterations and higher accuracy with no additional cost.

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How is 3D Printing affecting Architecture?


The craft of architecture is part of the wave of industries being reshaped by 3D Printing. While the press has been centered around large-format 3D Printing of office buildings in Dubai, many fundamental, simple workflow changes are already being utilized within architecture firms to improve the speed of design iterations and quality of presentation detail.

3D printing allows for the complex forms of modern architecture to be easily created and refined as visual models prior to construction. Architecture firms that maximize the additive technologieswill be able better integrate visuals into presentations and understand additive manufacturing when it becomes applicable for architecture on a larger scale.

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