News

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Rollout!

08 May 2017

We are happy to invite you to the official Focus-Roll-out, where we and other students will present our impressive projects. The topics reach from a machine which cultivates human skincells to an autonomous racecar.

The presentation with following exhibition of all products takes place on the 30. may from 2pm in the main building of the ETH.

More informations you can find on https://www.mavt.ethz.ch/de/news-und-veranstaltungen/veranstaltungen/fokus-roll-out.html

Pultrusion!

01 May 2017

Only four weeks are left to complete our project and to present it on the roll-out. Still motivated, we’re improving our system to reach our goals. We are looking forward to present soon our work to the public.

Pultrusion!

07 April 2017

We started the eperimental work on the system and we worked on starting to operate the prototype. The first rods made of PEEK/CF have been extruded!

Second Semester!

02 March 2017

In the meantime, the second semester of our project has started. Most of the parts were produced and delivered and we have started to assemble the printer. In the next weeks, we will finally be able to start producing and to test the new materials. We are looking forward to it!

We also want to say thanks to our production partners - libs, LW Basel, Pavese AG, Tecnopinz, REWaG. Without their help our project would not have been possible!

Material Test!

28 November 2016

The material we processed in a recent test shows already a really good quality. Here you can see a picture taken with a x5 zoom.

3DConnexion!

25 November 2016

Thanks to the generous support from 3DConnexion our design work makes some huge progress!

New Teammember: ABB IRB1600!

14 November 2016

Today we welcomed IRB1600 as a new member of our team! IRB1600 is an ABB industrial robot and forms together with our own designed printhead the core of 3DCarb. We would like to say a huge thank you to ABB Switzerland for supporting us.





Testing!

10 November 2016

Today we tested the material behavior during its processing with a new designed experimental set-up. It helps us to get a better understanding of the material and the process itself.



The team!
19 October 2016

We want to keep you updated about our work, here you will find all the important news from our side. We have already been working some weeks and we are on schedule! We have many ideas for our system and we are confident that we will deliver an innovative system.

First produced part!
19 October 2016

Today we started producing a new part for the existing printhead. We are updating the existing components for high temperature applications so we machined a insulation pipe out of MACOR. This material was kindly provided by Eperon engineering. Its main characteristic is a low heat conductivity which makes it a great insulator. The goal of this test is to demostrate its capabilities for our future printhead.