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Parts on Demand Tools: Digital Capture

Parts on Demand Tools: Digital Capture

By: Joanna Carbajal To achieve “ship files - not parts,” we use photogrammetry and 3D scanners to create 3D models from images of broken and worn out parts. One of the benefits of additive manufacturing is that complex patterns or textures can be added to parts for advanced performance. There are various benefits with adding texture to maritime spare parts: Improve perceived value of a part Increase grip and functionality Obscure common visual imperfections Create unique or personalized objects Tactile safety signaling Comfort (wearables) We optimize our designed parts to decrease print time and reduce cost per part using additive...

Additive Manufacturing Expert, Nora Toure, Joins Ivaldi Group

Additive Manufacturing Expert, Nora Toure, Joins Ivaldi Group

By: Joanna Carbajal We are excited to announce that Nora Toure has joined Ivaldi Group as Vice President of Strategy. She will be focused on business development - value proposition, customer centric activities, key accounts, key alliances with partners and implementation of customer needs and perspectives. She will also be responsible for having the overall vision for sales and marketing at Ivaldi Group. People following the additive manufacturing industry will be well familiar with Nora: she commenced her career at Sculpteo in France in 2010. 3 years later, she relocated to San Francisco to open Sculpteo’s first overseas offices. After...

Parts on Demand Tools: Print and Cast

Parts on Demand Tools: Print and Cast

By: Joanna Carbajal Using 3D printed patterns we are able to investment cast metal parts. There are various advantages to using additive manufacturing for casting such as: A final part can be manufactured in only 2 days.  With the use of an induction furnace, we have more control of the melting process, and we are able to melt metal in a fraction of the time.  We are able to melt metals with higher melting points like stainless steel.  We are able to create metal parts with complex geometries.  Metal casting is covered by existing certification and industry standards.  Metal casting...

Parts on Demand Tools: FDM and SLA

Parts on Demand Tools: FDM and SLA

By: Joanna Carbajal Ivaldi Group leverages cutting edge additive manufacturing and metal fabrication solutions to provide in-port parts on demand services for maritime and offshore industries. Drawing on a breadth of additive manufacturing industry experience, Ivaldi Group works across a range of stakeholders to digitize product portfolios and improve cost, risk and delivery for all parties. Some of our capabilities in FDM and SLA are discussed below. FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) One of the additive manufacturing technologies that we currently use is FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling). FDM fuses material layer by layer. This allows us to create parts with internal structures,...

Print my Heart

Print my Heart

By: Joanna Carbajal Bioprinting has received a lot of attention due to the mind blowing innovations. Can you really 3D print a heart? Image Source While most bioprinting is in the research stage, the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio used additive manufacturing to print a heart for Ethan, a boy with a congenital heart defect called heterotaxy syndrome. While they didn’t put a 3D printed heart in his body, they used the replica made of a flexible resin to help the doctors think about the correct way to proceed with the surgery. They were able to physically hold the heart in...

Print my Plane (An Overview of Additive Manufacturing in the Aerospace Industry)

Print my Plane (An Overview of Additive Manufacturing in the Aerospace Industry)

By: Joanna Carbajal Now that you know you can 3D print your pizza, let’s talk about 3D printing the next plane you board. The aircraft industry has successfully developed commercial production using additive manufacturing. Gartner estimates that 75% of commercial aircraft will use 3D printed parts by 2021. By that same year, Gartner also estimates that 20% of businesses will have an internal startup to develop solutions using additive manufacturing - following Airbus’ example. Let’s take a look at some examples: Image Source - GE Aviation’s Advanced Turboprop engine took 855 manufactured parts into 12 3D printed parts. Image Source...