SHOW LIVE: Fast 3D prototype printing from Synergeering

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Motor City-based Synergeering will be showcasing RapidNylon, its 3D prototype printing process, which produces large, fully functioning rapid prototype parts directly from CAD in just days. Visitors to Engine Expo will find the company at booth E215. 

RapidNylon prototype parts are used during development phases to complete testing earlier on and prove a part’s functionality long before tooling is cut. Unlike other 3D printing (or additive manufactured) parts, RapidNylon parts behave and mimic final injection-molded parts, so they can be used in functional environments.

The parts are produced using a modified LS (laser sintering) process and high-end blend of GF-nylon material. Parts are air-tight, insoluble to chemicals, oils and fuels, and perform in extreme heat environments up to 150°C. One-piece parts are produced up to 71 x 38 x 58cm (28 x 15 x 23in), and larger parts are easily produced in portions.

RapidNylon parts are also engine-ready, withstanding the heat and beat of a running engine (even backfires) during development phases. Extreme RapidNylon applications include fully functional intake manifolds, oil pans, fuel tanks and engine covers.

October 20, 2015

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Dean has been with UKi Media & Events for over a decade, having previously cut his journalistic teeth writing and editing for various automotive and engineering titles. He combines extensive knowledge of all things automotive with a passion for driving, and experience testing countless new vehicles, engines and technologies around the world. As well as his role as editor-in-chief across a range of UKi's media titles, he is also co-chair of the judging panel of the International Engine of the Year Awards.

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