Design, additive manufacturing, and metrology are providing advanced solutions for tough problems in
industries all over the world.
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4th Dimension Technologies offers a range of solutions to forward-thinking designers, both hardware, such as 3D printing and 3D laser scanning for architectural models, and software.
The impact 3D modeling has on presenting architectural services is undoubtedly one of the most transforming things to have happened By printing more detailed models, we help our clients to better visualize the final projects. It’s like pulling out the multi-dimensional images directly from the brain and painting them on a paper to see how it looks.
A 3D architectural model can help clients and stakeholders visualize a project. We can help you offer realistic presentations of your ideas. The design becomes more vivid and clients can take a virtual tour of their construction projects. 3D technologies and tools allow architects to quickly check whether a new plan is viable or check how small changes to the design would look like.
Additive manufacturing in architecture offers better and more valuable designs for marketing and project approvals, giving a better chance of winning the customer. It also reduces the cost and post-construction cost-incurring changes or corrections by allowing for easy remodeling during the development.
With a clear design, it is easier for the construction engineers to complete the project at low costs and as per the plan. The productivity can be increased, the production time is decreased and the field interferences are almost eliminated.
So, what are the advantages of 3D building models in architecture?
Selling the Project
Improving Project Speed
Precision and Control
Obtaining Your Permit
Additive manufacturing aligns with the needs of almost any industry. Automotive is not an exception, driving advances in vehicle design. Mass production is now a reality in additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) as the technologies are continuously advancing to a point where end-use parts can be produced of both metal and plastic materials, ready to be used in real-world applications.
Some of the best-known benefits of additive manufacturing align precisely with what automotive OEMs are looking to deliver:
Faster Development Cycles by Rapid Prototyping of Parts
Greater Flexibility with Lower Costs
Fuel Efficiency and Reduced Environmental Impact
New and Custom Geometries
When new models come out annually, any stage of the development cycle that can be reduced is a leg up on the competition. Today, 3D printing is speeding design and prototyping processes, creating unique tools for each production line, and making an increasing number of end-use parts for standard and customized vehicles, as well as on-demand spare parts manufacture. The large volumes of parts the automotive industry produces annually combined with the fast prototyping and production capabilities of 3D printing create the perfect match.
3D printing in automotive manufacturing is on the rise, with big names putting the technology to use for decades and new applications developing in mass production. From 3D printing prototypes to full-on custom 3D printed cars, automakers now realize that 3D printing will unlock the limitless potential within their production process.
- Transform supply chains to be response and agile
- Create complex and lightweight parts, tools and components in production materials
- Perform quick, on-site functional testing and produce low-volume parts on demand
- Industry leading production 3D printers (metals, polymers and thermoplastics)
- Full-service, 3D printing, design, and 3D scanning facility
- Portable handheld 3D scanners for inspection and reverse engineering
- Mitigate manufacturing risk and supply chain constraints
- Create vehicles that define categories
- Enable innovation across the organization
3D printing is not limited to one field or one profession – its variable use is one of its biggest benefits. For the consumer goods industry, 3D printing offers significant value. In the consumer goods market, additive manufacturing has created new possibilities throughout the phases of functional prototyping, design, tooling, and even series part production. From the ability to create customized products to faster product development cycles, consumer goods companies and retailers can use 3D printing to remain competitive within an ever-changing, consumer-driven market landscape.
Accelerating product development is the highest priority companies are relying on 3D printing for. Offering customized products and services is also increasing as manufacturers rely on 3D printing to streamline and grow their mass customization and build-to-order product strategies. With the ability to test and revise designs at will, 3D printing has opened new doors to innovation in consumer products. An array of technologies and materials for every step of the product development life cycle allows you to bring your product to market faster than ever before.
Everybody’s talking about 3D printing: 3D printed implants, 3D printed cars, 3D printed houses. Open up new possibilities for your business by changing the way you think about developing products. Compared to traditional methods, 3D printing offers significant advantages for better products with optimized designs.
The consumer products industry can truly benefit from 3D technologies through:
Greater Freedom of Design
Efficient Supply Chains
- Shorten product development cycles
- Iterate more and reduce design development time
- Mimic materials and aesthetics down to the micron
- Multi-material, full colour 3D printing with voxel level control
- Full-service 3D printing, design, and 3D scanning facility
- High precision scanners for reverse engineering and inspection
- Get your topnotch products to market fast and beat out the competition
- Avoid tooling with low-volume manufacturing
- Offer highly customized and complex products with enhanced functionality
There is obviously a growing use of 3D printing in the medical industry. Indeed, it can be used to create tools, prosthesis, dental implants, and so on. One of the many industries that have been heavily influenced by 3D printing is dentistry. Dental 3D printing is the key to modern dentistry, as it is really helpful for dental labs. Over the course of the past decade, the dental industry has been revolutionized by 3D printing technology. Several different applications of 3D printing have been developed, from fixing broken teeth to making flossing easier. Digital dentistry is wide-spreading quite fast in the industry for many reasons. As we said, it is an easy way to get customized items. Moreover, it is a cost-effective and time-saving method. For example, if your 3D printed device doesn’t fit, you just have to modify your 3D design. You don’t have to redo the whole process as you would have with injection molding.
3D printing takes the efficiencies of digital design to the production stage. By combining oral scanning, CAD/CAM design and 3D printing, dental labs can accurately and rapidly produce crowns, bridges, stone models and a range of orthodontic appliances.
The dental industry is transforming into a fully-digital one quicker than most dentists imagined. 3D technologies are completely altering the way in which dental solutions can be approached. That is due to its ability to print a variety of complex shapes in significant volumes, using different applicable materials. With a 3D printer doing the hard work, dental labs eliminate the bottleneck of manual modeling and let the business grow. Printing is done both in the dentist’s office and in labs, and it brings a new level of speed and ease to old procedures.
Produce Crown and Bridge Models
Orthodontic Applications Like Clear Aligners
Cast Partials and Visual Aids
- Fast and efficient production of dental models at a lower cost
- A complete digital workflow
- Improved profitability and efficiency
- Dental specific materials and solutions
- Production grade Dental 3D printers from Stratasys
- Robust dental milling machines
- Automation improves workflow and productivity
- Digital process reduces labor and overhead costs
- Shorter turnaround times for your customers
Greek industry needs to design and manufacture high quality, ‘value-adapted’ innovative products that can compete in the global market. Studies of the Greek industrial manufacturing sector have shown that ‘competitiveness’ is a challenging issue when companies are offering simple products that can be sourced from alternative suppliers globally.
If Greece is to develop the engineers and innovators of the future, exposure to technology is vital from school age, so that young people are familiar with these resources and develop an interest in Science, Engineering and Technology.
In the days of 4.0 Industry and IoT, all sectors must adapt. Regarding the industry of education, students can benefit from the use of 3D printing in two different ways: First, they acquire knowledge about new technologies. This is important since 3D printing will have more and more importance in the future and will lead to profound economic and social changes through technology, without a doubt it is said that it will open a work field. On the other hand, thanks to 3D printing in education, complex theories can be simplified. Therefore, students benefit especially in the so-called MINT subjects, where 3D technology helps their understanding. But also used in subjects such as art, technology, geography, etc. can 3D printing be an advantage.
Additive manufacturing can benefit the individuals from the early stages of education all the way to the –necessary- lifelong learning. 3D technologies can be used, also, in higher education in many ways:
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Research and Development
Data Capture and Digitization
Inspection & Reverse Engineering
4th Dimension Technologies is able to offer a complete solution for Universities from 3D printing to 3D scanning and PLM technologies.
- Create tangible and visual learning experiences for math, physics, science and the arts
- Build critical thinking skills and encourage creativity
- Enhance research capabilities and outcomes
- Desktop 3D printers and labs designed for the classroom
- Educational resources, lesson plans, and curriculum
- Handheld 3D scanners for quick and accurate reverse engineering
- Solutions that meet even the toughest health and safety standards
- Low operating costs so 3D printing and 3D scanning can be accessible to all students
- World class support and educational resources
3D Scanners are portable, phenomenally quick and can be used with objects of various sizes. There’s no need to move scanned items or to place markers on the object. These are the advantages that make our 3D Scanners an indispensable tool in the preservation of the world’s cultural heritage.
Archives and Catalogues
Digital repatriation is an aspect of heritage preservation work that has gained increasing popularity due to its effectiveness in assisting indigenous communities in connection with museum collections located at various institutions around the world. It is not an alternative to physical repatriation; rather, the two can be used in conjunction, especially with the incorporation of 3D technology.
3D supports the decolonization of preservation and documentation practices, as 3D models and point clouds can remain with the institution, with permission from the origin’s community, while the original physical piece can be repatriated. Due to 3D technology’s capability to render detailed models, it is possible to highlight groups of items, perhaps scattered around the world in real life, as an intellectual unit not only as masterpieces in their own rights but also as powerful and articulate representations of their origin communities and cultures.
Recasting digital repatriation in this light allows for perceiving it as a complementary method to, and a possible step toward, physical repatriation. Sharing 3D models with origin communities within the larger framework of a collaborative project disseminates information and raises awareness about the existence of previously unknown artifacts. Using the newly generated information to enrich digital repatriation platforms increases communication among collections, institutions, and local communities.