Author - Louis Monte

Case study 2 – Replacement Arcade machine part

A common use for 3D printing is reverse engineering of obsolete parts, as it allows quick and cheap production of parts no longer commonly available. This was the case for a recent client of AM3D who was no longer able to source a necessary part for their arcade machines. The part was a small plastic key that fitted into a mechanical part of the machine. The part was a perfect size for 3D printing, but the first issue was deciding [...]

AM3D Case Study – Making Replacement Gears

3D printing is an ideal manufacturing method for making one off replacements, which was shown in a recent project where AM3D were able to redesign and 3D print a set of replacement gears for a vintage vending machine. AM3D were working with a client who was having issues with the Bevelled gears on his vending machine, which was due to the ratio being slightly incorrect causing the gears to grind down. Due to the age of the machine it was [...]

AM3D – Public Recognition

AM3D, once a pipe dream of founders Liam and Louis Monte, has grown to become a specialist in additive manufacturing. Following a recent appearance at The TCT exhibition in September which received a very positive response, AM3D have acquired local recognition in the North-East. North-East based publication The Chronicle recently caught up with the two to discuss how it has been thus far, as well as why they pursued the world of 3D Printing as their industry of choice. Speaking [...]

VSHAPER 5-Axis Machine Presented at Formnext 2017

On November 14th-17th 2017, the next edition of Formnext will take place in Frankfurt, Germany. During Formnext, cutting edge technology currently used by industries will be presented. Many of these will be presented for the first time, and, among such new solutions will be the 5-Axis VSHAPER 3D Printer, created by VERASHAPE with the support of the Polish National Research and Development Center. The VSHAPER 5-Axis Machine, developed by the VERASHAPE R&D department, will transform the way people think about [...]

Presenting VSHAPER at the TCT show

Over the course of the 26th– 28th of September, AM3D worked in partnership with VSHAPER to present its technology to the TCT exhibition in Birmingham, England. This is the largest event of its kind dedicated to 3D printing, and regularly features representatives from some of the world’s leading manufacturers. This year, for instance, featured a presentation from Simon Roberts, Chief Operations Officer at McLaren Racing. This was alongside representatives from a broad range of industries including the automotive industry, [...]

How 3D Printing Is Impacting The Automotive Industry

Additive manufacturing today plays a crucial role in production across numerous industries. From aerospace, to architecture, to consumer electronics, 3D printing is impacting the way entire industries look at manufacturing products. This is serving to not only revolutionize methods of production, but also the quality and performance of the products they produce. One industry that is experiencing this more than any is the automotive industry. An industry that throughout time has been considered the measuring stick of how far society [...]

BORG Automotive Case Study

Until recently, 3D printing technology has been perceived as nothing more than a technological novelty. Nowadays, not only is it receiving exposure at some of the largest trade fairs in the world, but it has since become an integral part of the manufacturing process across countless industries. BORG Automotive has recently become one of the leading companies to implement additive manufacturing as a key component of the production process. Based in Europe, BORG Automotive is a thriving enterprise in the [...]

5 Ways VSHAPER Is Revolutionising 3D Printing

Since its conception in the 1980’s, the 3D Printing, or additive manufacturing, industry has grown into an industrial juggernaut that is casting a shadow over traditional production line technologies. At the time of writing, its market size stands at over seven billion U.S. dollars and over the coming year is forecast to surpass the twelve billion U.S. dollar mark. Initially used for the production of prototypes, 3D Printing is now used worldwide for the production of parts and accessories across [...]