Celebrating the Year of Metal Ox with a 3D-printed Golden Bull – Happy Lunar New Year 2021!

This Lunar New Year has been an unprecedented and different one with many of us celebrating apart from our family and loved ones which should be the time for reunion.

Despite that, we know it is worth it for we are doing our part in breaking the chain of infections with one thing in mind – going back to our loved ones safely one day.

Celebrating the Lunar New Year is extra thrilling and special than before when we can make our own ornaments and decorations at home. Also, what better idea to make a DIY Golden Bull as a gift?

Of course, in this year of Metal Ox, we are 3D printing a Golden Bull that signify strength and perseverance to come through in this difficult time.

Continue to read up for a detailed guide in how we 3D-printed a Golden Bull to welcome the new year!

First, download the Golden Bull STL file from GrabCAD – the largest online community of professional engineers, designers, manufacturers, and STEM students.

Inspect and repair the STL using the free software from Microsoft 3D Builder.

Since we were going to print in full size by using Rax5050. The size was too big and it exceeded the build volume of 500*500*500mm.

Hence, we are cutting it into 5 pieces to ease and optimise the printing process.

The Slicer used was Ultimaker Cura 4.7 with Custom Supports Plugin installed to customise support at the area needed easily.

Slicer setting
Layer height                : 0.35mm
Nozzle size                  : 0.80mm
Material                       : PLA
Temperature               : Nozzle 190oC, bed 50oC
Wall line count           : 2
Top bottom                 : 4 layers
Infill                              : 20%
Print speed                  : 40mm/s
Brim                            : On, 20-line count
Support                       : Off, custom support at certain area

Printer used was updated with custom firmware and modified direct extruder with 0.8mm nozzle size.

With the custom firmware, we were able to perform a 49-points bed levelling to greatly increase the success rate of first layer print.

With the filament sensor, it paused the print when we ran out of material which saved us several times from scrapping the 18 hours printed part.

The semi-completed part was post-processed before assembly.

The stringing was removed with a heated air gun and a trimming tool was deployed to remove unwanted droplets. The parts were sanded using a file, sanding sponge and rotary tool.

Coat the parts with Bondo Filler Primer and a thin layer of paint before joining and bonding.

The contact point was too small; hence glue is not suitable for joining applications. The filament welding method with 3D pen was used to ensure the bonding is strong and sturdy.

After touching up the joint with a sanding sponge, final layer spray was applied.

Ta-da! A fabulous Golden Bull is ready to rock your home party!
Make your own Golden Bull at the comfort of your own home. We promise it was nothing but fun!

3D printer used: RAX5050
Filament: PLA

To enquire about the 3D printer and printing materials, contact the IME 3D printing team.

3D Printing 101 Workshop – December 2017

Want to stay ahead of the competition with a 3D printer? Interested to learn how to identify the perfect printer for your needs and optimise its benefits?

Join this workshop and speak to a 3D printing speacialist.

Register Here: https://goo.gl/ZWopyo

What you will learn:

  • Various Types of 3D Printing Technology
  • Pros and Cons of Different 3D Printing Technology
  • How to Choose a Right 3DP for Your Application
  • Best Practices and Future Trend

Who Should Attend:

  • Leader/ Change Agent
  • Process Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Technical Advisor
  • QA & QC Manager
  • Production Assembly

Date       : 07th December 2017 (Thursday)

Time       : 9.00am – 12.30pm

Venue    : IME Group of Companies
22, Jalan PJS 1/46, Taman Petaling Utama, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Email     : info.3dp@cadcam.com.my

Contact : +603-7783 6866 (Man Shin)

3D Printing 101 Workshop

Want to stay ahead of the competition with a 3D printer? Interested to learn how to identify the perfect printer for your needs and optimise its benefits?

Join this workshop and speak to a 3D printing speacialist.

Register Here: https://goo.gl/p57LnG

What you will learn:

  • Various Types of 3D Printing Technology
  • Pros and Cons of Different 3D Printing Technology
  • How to Choose a Right 3DP for Your Application
  • Best Practices and Future Trend

Who Should Attend:

  • Leader/ Change Agent
  • Process Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Technical Advisor
  • QA & QC Manager
  • Production Assembly

Date       : 19th July 2017 (Wednesday)

Time       : 9.00am – 12.30pm

Venue    : IME Group of Companies
22, Jalan PJS 1/46, Taman Petaling Utama, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Email     : info.3dp@cadcam.com.my

Contact : +603-7783 6866 (Man Shin)

3D Printing Open Day

Hey guys, we’re organizing a 3D Printing Open Day (or Open “Office”) at 14th of March (Saturday) 10am- 12pm.

So what’s so special about this Open Day?

  • RMD houses industrial grade 3D printers. 
  • These printers weight a ton (the lightest we have was 90KG), so you don’t get to see this all the time.
  • We will be sharing some technical know-how + advanced 3D printing applications (R&D, Manufacturing line, and many more).
  • Take a look at our awesome printed samples (we promise that it looks really cool)

Spend some time on Saturday morning and join us for an inspiring session. Remember to RSVP on both platforms (Facebook & EventBrite):

RSVP: 3D Printing Open Day

EventBrite: Grab Tickets Here

The New Shape of Manufacturing Conference

Manufacturing industry is always about better efficiency and profitability. In fact, making improvement on this proven success model is tough, however it needs to be done. Instead of purely upgrading machines for better productivity, we would like to introduce you to a Process Optimization.

Jointly organised by IME, Rapid Model & MAWEA, this conference is conducted in tailored sessions for specific audience, more event details below:

C-Level Talk:9:30am – 12:30am (Morning Session)

Date : 31st of March
Venue : Connexion@Bangsar South
Technical Session A – Steel Industry : 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Technical Session B – General Manufacturing : 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Fee : F.O.C. (By Invitation Only)

Sand Casting Workshop – 3D Printing Seminar

In sand casting process, the most common approach is to produce patterns using CNC machining. But problems like incorrect shrink compensation and design flaws can occur; these generally require that the pattern be reworked which adds to the expense and lead time.

Join this workshop to learn how 3D Printing helps you in enjoying:

  • Reducing Production Lead Time by 50%
  • Average 30% – 70% lead time savings
  • Average 60% – 80% of cost savings
  • Automating pattern production
  • Greater design freedom with production flexibility
Date : 15 March 2015 (Sun)
Time : 10.00am – 01:00pm
Venue : SFEIA Office
Fee : F.O.C. (By Invitation Only)

#BringYourSTL Workshop

What is .STL?
.STL is one of the 3D file formats which are commonly found in most 3D CAD software. It is used in additive manufacturing or 3D printing technologies to create models, prototypes, patterns or even end use production parts. To print a 3D CAD model, .STLfile format is required. Save it or export your 3D CAD file as .STL, bring to us!

How does the session help me?
By bringing your .STL file over, we will be able to explore on possible ways to improve and nonetheless, bringing it to the next level – design validation. Our 3D Printing Specialists will guide you through the possible solutions which aim to solve your design and development needs.

Only 18 seats are available for this session. First-come-first-served!

Date : 30 June 2014 (Mon)
Time : 10.00am – 01:00pm
Venue : IME Seminar Room, Petaling Jaya
Fee : F.O.C. (By Invitation Only)

Register Now– The event is over now, thank you for your participation!

3D Printing – Reshaping Future

LVL.UP KL - 3D Printing

We are extremely happy to be invited as one of the panel speakers to share our ideas and thoughts on 3D printing at LVL.UP KL which shares latest technology, design, creative, social and entrepreneurial skills to the community.

Our Executive Director, Dalphine Ong discussed about how 3D Printing is Reshaping Future:

“Look around us, there is an increasing demand in personalised products, people are looking for tailored goods – not at a mass level BUT down right to an individual,unique and personal use only. This mentality fuels the growth of mass customization which we now see in the digital world: Nike ID, Ray Ban Colorize and many more.”

“It is all about customisation and personalisation. If you’d noticed, there is always a higher profit margin for customised products when compared to standard products. From a business perspective, there exist a very large market in customized premium!”

“So, what exactly does this have to do with 3D Printing? By the way, the proper engineering terminology for 3DP is Additive Manufacturing where it prints layer by layer. Traditionally it was used for on concept models and functional prototype, but now we are moving towards Direct Digital Manufacturing, too technical? It means using 3D printed parts as manufacturing tools or even, end-use-parts.”

“Let’s talk about some fun stuff, or how people are using 3D printer now. Go check out American Chopper, where they 3D printed a dragon head bike for some filthy wealthy man. Or world’s first 3D printed car, last but not least, the famous Legacy Effects which 3D printed many characters and figures for movie production such as Ironman & Robocop.”

“For something which we are more concerned about, or even the possibilities of changing one’s life is medical industry. Take a look at Emma with her magic arms which changed her life drastically. We are also collaborating with our medical partners locally to simulating a head for brain tumour surgery planning, this can increase the success rate of surgery by leaps and bounds. It is truly inspiring how 3D printing can work for medical industry or even, 3D printing a solar powered suitcase to solve electrical problems, kudos to Peppermint!”

“Last but not least, while 3D Printing is still in its infancy in Malaysia, I am telling you 4D Printing is coming. Lands are becoming scarce, think of Hong Kong as an example, what if you have furnitures which can transform according to time & temperature to suit your usage? Do enjoy the video and have a great evening.”

You can check out our Facebook & LinkedIn for more industry updates, we are always more than glad to share with you on our findings!

 

 

Plastic Injection Mold Tooling Workshop

Injection molding (IM): the process of injecting plastic material into a mold cavity where it cools and hardens to the configuration of the cavity – is best used to mass-produce highly accurate, and often complex, three dimensional (3D) end-use parts and products. However, the development of molds for this process is often painstaking, highly expensive and time intensive.

The cost and time of tooling molds is often compounded by factors like design mistakes that require the mold be remade correctly or the need to create multiple iterations before the final part design and quality are achieved. It is with these issues in mind that manufacturers have begun to embrace the use of 3D printed molds to create functional IM prototypes.

Date : 16 July 2014 (Wed)
Time : 09.00am – 01:00pm
Venue : IME Seminar Room, Petaling Jaya
Fee : F.O.C. (By Invitation Only)

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Register Now– The event is over now, thank you for your participation!

[OVER] Jigs and Fixtures – 3D Printing Seminar

Manufacturing relies on tools, including jigs, fixtures, templates and gauges, to maintain quality and production efficiency. With the arising complexity of end products, many jigs & fixtures require ad hoc customization which lead to higher cost.

Join this industrial workshop to learn new way in Jigs & Fixtures design can:

  • Reducing Production Lead Time by 50%
  • Higher Productivity
  • Cost Saving in Overall Machining Process
Date : 5 June 2014 (Thurs)
Time : 09.00am – 01:00pm
Venue : IME Seminar Room, Petaling Jaya
Fee : F.O.C. (By Invitation Only)

Register Now– The event is over now, thank you for your participation!