A summary of 2018
For OMNI3D, the last year meant a presence at an international fair, a presentation of the 3D Factory 2.0 printer’s uses and further improvements in the area of 3D printing. It also meant widening the resellers’ base and completing projects for global brands, for example in the automotive or electronics industry. Furthermore, the last year established an effective academic cooperation and a stable partnership with universities.
In November, OMNI3D once again participated in the largest 3D printing fair event in the world, namely Formnext in Frankfurt. This is where, at the firm’s booth, Factory 2.0 printer impressed all the guests. The printer, which weighs 180 kg, was hanging on a previously-printed hook made of CF-PA material with an addition of carbon fibre. At the year’s final fair for OMNI3D, a budget option of Factory 2.0 – Omni 500 lite printer was presented. This printer had been created mainly for entities using 3D printing for prototyping and making production tools due to material limitations when it comes durability and temperature resistance.
– We want to popularize 3D printing, show its wide range of use and opportunities it creates for improving our clients’ basic operation. Therefore, at the Fair in Frankfurt, we had a premiere of a printer which would be an optional solution combining state-of-the-art technologies with economy. The basic functions of the printer including benchtop autoleveling, high-temperature printing heads, and a vast working area had been implemented. Additionally, we introduced communication and remote control modules, and a possibility to create a printers’ farm. – explains Paweł Robak – the CEO.
The firm also took part in the 3D Printing Days event in Kielce, 3D PRINT in Lion, TCT Show in Birmingham and Printed Conference in Cracow.
A revolution on the market
3D printing technology is developing really dynamically. The spectrum of its uses is huge, if not indeed limitless. For OMNI3D, the year 2018 revolved around not only participating in the most significant events in the industry, but also obtaining an endowment from the National Center for Research and Development in Poland. The final cost of the project realization amounted to 13 702 787,67 zł. The firm obtained an endowment of 9 982 366,26 zł. The project will have been completed by September next year.
– The projects submitted by OMNI3d was awarded with the maximum number of points possible. We won the first place among over 300 contestants which shows how high the level of preparation and innovation of our project was. The aim o the project was to craft innovative materials and a 3D FFF printing technology based on nanoceramic, graphene and composite materials. The implementation of a robotic arm enables us to achieve a marked increase in the durability of the printed items. It also provides an automatic post-processing of the printed items which decreases the time and cost consumption of the final items. The future printouts meet all the high standards posed by the arms, aviation and aerospace industries – explains Krzysztof Kardach – the chief of the printing technology.
The exact title of the project submitted by the firm is “Inventing a pioneer multifunctional 3D technology printing robot using an integrated robotic arm which operates in a 7-level comfort space, and innovative filaments in order to achieve high durability of the printed models, which will make them suitable for using in the arms, aviation and aerospace industries”.