CEAD supplies a total package of 3d solutions to a variety of partners within the manufacturing industry and to Universities. Below, you can read case studies of a select number of our partners across all markets and filter them by application.
Fully 3D printed monocoque for CO2 neutral car ZEM
“In the end, we were able to print the car exactly as we designed and desired it. This was again proof that with additive manufacturing, you can create anything you want, even cars!”
RIBB3D: sustainable ribbed concrete floors with 3D printed formwork
“This collaborative project highlights the potential of using 3D printing in the creation of optimised concrete ribbed slabs, paving the way towards sustainable concrete construction.”
Mold for a hydrogen fueled powered city car
“There was much less manual post-processing labour involved in the 3D printed mould compared to the more traditional MDF moulds we used. The MDF moulds required extensive post-processing in comparison to the 3D-printed mould, the latter which we could use right after it arrived.”
Scaling back production time of automotive autoclave tool from weeks to days
Using the Flexbot, not only is the duration of the production process significantly shorter, it also takes less manpower and saves on material costs, compared to traditional tool making processes.
Combining 3D printing and CNC milling for complex building structures
The Institute for Building Construction at the TU Dresden performs research in the domain of glass and façade construction. Focal areas are energy efficiency, structural glass design and the adhesive joining of common façade building materials.
3D printing with CEAD Robot Extruder in largest innovation centre in the Netherlands
“The CEAD Robot Extruder is a system that is very easy to integrate,” says Peter van Putten, creative technologist at SPARK Makers Zone. “It works very well as a stand alone unit, is robust and easy to control.”
Using 3D printing for architecture
“High throughput, high temperature, a wide variety of materials, 24/7 production possibilities, and relatively low weight make it an ideal extruder for us.” Joris Burger, PhD Researcher, Gramazio Kohler Research at ETH Zurich.
3D printed molds with Polypropylene 30% short glass fibers
"We are now 3D printing molds using 30% short glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene and cutting our labor time by 50%." György Juhász, owner of Rapid Prototyping
Large-scale 3D printed bridge
"Fiber-reinforced polymer bridges are already well known for having a longer lifetime expectancy with lower life cycle costs compared to steel bridges. What’s new here is the use of a new 3D printing technology, enabling us to print large-scale fiber reinforced thermoplastic part." Maurice Kardas, Business Development Manager at Royal HaskoningDHV
More sustainable production with new CEAD 3D printer
"We certainly consider CEAD as a partner. As a composite-company we have less experience with thermoplastics. We discovered CEAD has done much more research on the material than us, and that is one of the reasons why we will keep working together." Michiel de Bruijcker, Director at Poly Products
3D printing molds and tooling for aviation and aerospace applications
"The CEAD printer extends our capabilities towards larger parts, higher fiber contents and a wider range of polymers. The CEAD system was delivered very quickly — from order to installation was only 6 months." Patrick Consul, LCC researcher at TUM
Collaboration: CEAD’s Additive Manufacturing and Siemens’s best in class CNC technology
Dr. Karsten Heuser, vice president Additive Manufacturing at Siemens Digital Industries: “We are delighted to show an industrial solution from CEAD for multi-axis composite printing combining Comau’s robotics, CEAD’s Additive Manufacturing and our best in class CNC technology. The end-to-end offering ...