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Research into mechanical properties affected by temperature and nozzle diameter

CEAD is continuously researching the optimal printing properties for various high-end thermoplastic materials. By doing so, CEAD is able to advise the end users of our extruders and Flexbots about the optimal use of fiber reinforced materials specific to their applications. Our newest addition to the team of application engineers, Andrew van de Looi, started his CEAD experience with a graduate internship for [...]

February 22nd, 2023|

CEAD Unveils 36-Meter-Long 3D Printer for Abu Dhabi’s Al Seer Marine

This article was written by Joris Peels and published at CEAD, a Dutch original equipment manufacturer dedicated to large-format 3D printers, has unveiled what it claims to be the world’s largest robotic arm-based 3D printer. At 36 meters long and five meters wide, CEAD’s latest composite 3D printer would seem to be bigger than most other robotic 3D printing systems we’ve come [...]

January 25th, 2023|

10 things to consider when starting with industrial large scale 3D printing

Photo credit: IBK/D-BAUG, GKR/D-ARCH, 'RIBB3D' - ETH Zurich' Moving from traditional production methods to large format additive manufacturing (LFAM) requires a shift in your current business processes, strategy and way of thinking. From the materials that you are using to the design process and even possible adjustments to the production facility, it is time to rethink everything. This article elaborates on 10 factors [...]

January 23rd, 2023|

Overview of events at CEAD’s booth at Formnext 2022

Since additive manufacturing technology has made its entrance in the industrial landscape a few decades ago, it has been evolving rapidly. With the development of the technology, the applications have also become endless. This means that additive manufacturing, and in our case, large format additive manufacturing with thermoplastic materials, is applicable to even more industries imaginable. This is why we decided that this year [...]

November 14th, 2022|

Large scale 3D printed transparent lamps

Inspired by: Knit Lighting - Joachim Froment Trade fairs provide CEAD with the perfect opportunity to show what our large scale additive manufacturing machines are capable of. Last May, our engineers designed and printed a comfortable armchair. For Formnext 2022, we aimed to design more 3D printed interior elements. Our Technical Sales Engineers partnered up with material designer Techmer PM in [...]

October 13th, 2022|

Het meest toonaangevende bedrijf in grote 3D-printers staat natuurlijk ‘gewoon’ in Delft (Dutch & English version)

This interview was written in Dutch (Click to read this article in English) by Uitgesproken Gasten & Ondernemersfonds Delft and published at Delft Stadsbreed.  Als je jezelf wereldwijd de meest toonaangevende speler op het gebied van grote 3D-printers mag noemen, dan doe je iets goed. Met een relatief jong team timmert CEAD al 8 jaar aan de weg. Toch staat het Delftse bedrijf ook [...]

September 21st, 2022|

Shell reaps cost and lead time benefits of 3D printing obsolete parts

This interview was written by Hayley Everett and published at 3D Printing Media Network. Oil and gas giant Shell has worked with fiberglass reinforcement specialist Poly Products to reverse engineer and 3D print an obsolete part for one of its offshore installations. Shell Nigeria turned to additive manufacturing to produce a seal cover for a mooring buoy at one of its offshore sites after [...]

August 26th, 2022|

Have a CEAD

Designing a comfortable armchair for JEC 2022 At CEAD, we wanted to design and print an armchair to provide visitors of CEADs booth at JEC World 2022 with the possibility to have a seat and watch live demonstration sessions with the AM Flexbot.  An important requirement for the chair was that it had to be comfortable to sit in. For the chair to [...]

July 22nd, 2022|
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