Search
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in excerpt
Search in comments
Filter by Custom Post Type
    WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 55160 [post_author] => 59 [post_date] => 2018-11-09 17:10:06 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-11-09 15:10:06 [post_content] => [post_title] => [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => company [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-01-22 17:10:01 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-01-22 16:10:01 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.3dz.com.mt/?p=55160 [menu_order] => 1 [post_type] => nav_menu_item [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [db_id] => 55160 [menu_item_parent] => 0 [object_id] => 27 [object] => page [type] => post_type [type_label] => Page [url] => https://www.3dz.com.mt/about-us-2/ [title] => 3DZ [target] => [attr_title] => [description] => [classes] => Array ( [0] => ) [xfn] => )
  • 3DZ
  • WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 20 [post_author] => 93 [post_date] => 2017-10-27 12:00:43 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-10-27 12:00:43 [post_content] => [menu_products_v2 title1="Category" title2="Industry" title3="Get Started" link="/en/all-products/" link_sector="/industry/" image1="308" image2="308" image3="308" text1="Starting from €3.000" text2="Starting from €40.000" text3="Starting from €200.000" link1="https://www.3dz.com.mt/all-products/?category=printers&industry=&manufacture=&max_price=39999&min_price=3000" link2="https://www.3dz.com.mt/all-products/?category=printers&industry=&manufacture=&max_price=199999&min_price=40000" link3="https://www.3dz.com.mt/all-products/?category=printers&industry=&manufacture=&max_price=1000000&min_price=200000"] [post_title] => [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 20 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-01-22 17:10:01 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-01-22 16:10:01 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://3dz.it/?p=20 [menu_order] => 2 [post_type] => nav_menu_item [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [db_id] => 20 [menu_item_parent] => 0 [object_id] => 5 [object] => page [type] => post_type [type_label] => Page [url] => https://www.3dz.com.mt/all-products/ [title] => Products [target] => [attr_title] => [description] => [menu_products_v2 title1="Category" title2="Industry" title3="Get Started" link="/en/all-products/" link_sector="/industry/" image1="308" image2="308" image3="308" text1="Starting from €3.000" text2="Starting from €40.000" text3="Starting from €200.000" link1="https://www.3dz.com.mt/all-products/?category=printers&industry=&manufacture=&max_price=39999&min_price=3000" link2="https://www.3dz.com.mt/all-products/?category=printers&industry=&manufacture=&max_price=199999&min_price=40000" link3="https://www.3dz.com.mt/all-products/?category=printers&industry=&manufacture=&max_price=1000000&min_price=200000"] [classes] => Array ( [0] => ) [xfn] => )
  • Products
  • WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 19 [post_author] => 93 [post_date] => 2017-10-27 12:00:43 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-10-27 12:00:43 [post_content] => [post_title] => [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 19 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-01-22 17:10:01 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-01-22 16:10:01 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://3dz.it/?p=19 [menu_order] => 3 [post_type] => nav_menu_item [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [db_id] => 19 [menu_item_parent] => 0 [object_id] => 7 [object] => page [type] => post_type [type_label] => Page [url] => https://www.3dz.com.mt/services/ [title] => Services [target] => [attr_title] => [description] => [classes] => Array ( [0] => ) [xfn] => )
  • Services
  • WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 18 [post_author] => 93 [post_date] => 2017-10-27 12:00:43 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-10-27 12:00:43 [post_content] => [menu_stories_id title1="Category" title2="Featured stories" categories_id="1952,3240,870,3962"] [post_title] => [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 18 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-01-22 17:10:01 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-01-22 16:10:01 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://3dz.it/?p=18 [menu_order] => 4 [post_type] => nav_menu_item [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [db_id] => 18 [menu_item_parent] => 0 [object_id] => 10 [object] => page [type] => post_type [type_label] => Page [url] => https://www.3dz.com.mt/news/ [title] => News [target] => [attr_title] => [description] => [menu_stories_id title1="Category" title2="Featured stories" categories_id="1952,3240,870,3962"] [classes] => Array ( [0] => ) [xfn] => )
  • News
  • WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 48544 [post_author] => 93 [post_date] => 2018-03-09 07:59:30 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-03-09 07:59:30 [post_content] => [post_title] => Events [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => events [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-01-22 17:10:01 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-01-22 16:10:01 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.3dz.com.mt/?p=48544 [menu_order] => 5 [post_type] => nav_menu_item [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [db_id] => 48544 [menu_item_parent] => 0 [object_id] => 48544 [object] => custom [type] => custom [type_label] => Custom Link [title] => Events [url] => https://www.3dz.com.mt/events [target] => [attr_title] => [description] => [classes] => Array ( [0] => ) [xfn] => )
  • Events
  • WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 39 [post_author] => 93 [post_date] => 2017-10-27 12:31:02 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-10-27 12:31:02 [post_content] => [post_title] => [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 39 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-01-22 17:10:01 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-01-22 16:10:01 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://3dz.it/?p=39 [menu_order] => 6 [post_type] => nav_menu_item [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [db_id] => 39 [menu_item_parent] => 0 [object_id] => 14 [object] => page [type] => post_type [type_label] => Page [url] => https://www.3dz.com.mt/contacts/ [title] => Contact [target] => [attr_title] => [description] => [classes] => Array ( [0] => ) [xfn] => )
  • Contact
GET A QUOTE

Get a Quote








3D Printing and 3D Systems printers 3D Printing and 3D Systems printers
Piaggio, 3D carbon fibre printing and the GITA robot

Piaggio, 3D carbon fibre printing and the GITA robot

November 28, 2017 in Archive, Case study, News, News

Piaggio, 3D carbon fibre printing and GITA

 

Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF), a company born from the merger with the historic Italian brand Piaggio, has developed its first product, Gita – a semi-autonomous, battery-operated 22 pound two-wheel robot capable of carrying up to 40 pounds of cargo, indoors or outdoors, to be an advanced American research centre for mobility.

According to architect Greg Lynn, creative director of the PFF, Gita can equal its owner’s movement and has a radius of zero curvature, which means it can turn around in the space it occupies. Lynn says that Gita can reach speeds of up to 22 mph, but can also accelerate or decelerate to match the speed of the following person.

Lynn admits that Gita had to be made of composite materials to complete the project quickly and to ensure that the robot achieved high performance. The engineer also admits that when Piaggio made the first version of the Gita, the entire 3D vehicle was printed in half scale. The PFF and its engineering team then resized it and 3D and printed another vehicle about a month later, but these parts were incredibly expensive and not very durable.

Lynn says that composite parts were made through a wet depressurisation process that consolidated unidirectional carbon fibers with an epoxy resin system. He adds that one of the main reasons why these materials and processes were selected was the collaboration with MarkForged, a Boston-based company based in Boston that has done an innovative job in 3D composite printing.

Piaggio, 3D carbon fibre printing

 

The company now has six MarkForged units. A pair that prints continuous fibres and then the rest prints with cut filaments. The Gita robot uses approximately 78 supports between belts, panels and ergonomic workpieces as printed handles through 3D printing.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
MultiJet 3D Printing and Span Tech: together to develop innovative conveyor systems

MultiJet 3D Printing and Span Tech: together to develop innovative conveyor systems

In search of a new challenge, Span Tech has integrated 3D printing from 3D Systems for the company's development. The ProJet MJP 2500 Plus printer...
Case study
Case study
Case study
Case study
News
News
News
News
Savio, 3D printing in the design of textile machinery

Savio, 3D printing in the design of textile machinery

Savio Macchine Tessili S.p.A., today a leading company in the sector of machines for finishing yarns, was founded in 1911, when Marcello Savio founded a...
Case study
Case study
Case study