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PICASO 3D, a company founded by two enthusiastic Russian engineers in 2012. For 7 years the team was consciously focusing on the additive manufacturing market. The release of classic version of the Prusa i3 was followed by significant technological breakthroughs from year to year and has evolved into the line of devices with the print area from X up to XXX, with auto-calibration, Intelligent Safe Stop System, dual-printhead printing, proprietary Industrial Grade line of consumables and, of course, Polygon software unifies all of the above into a single solution.

The combination of devices, consumables and software - all of which is developed by Picaso - allows customers to solve problems of absolutely any level, and finding the right X for their business equation.

Customer
Private individual
Need
Develop a light-weight metal frame for custom made bikes and cars
Task
To have a unique fully functional, metal product with reduced weight, but without loss of stiffness. To reduce the manufacturing costs as much as possible
Solution
A modified model was obtained with taking into account the loads using Fusion 360 with the Generative Design module. The model was printed of WAX3D (Filamentarno) material by FFF technology using a Designer X 3D printer. A lost wax casting model was also obtained.
The part was manufactured by lost wax casting method (of steel/aluminum)
Benefit
A ready-made part was obtained in a very short time. Printing took 40 hours, casting was a standard cycle in the foundry, plus 1 hour of machining the cast.
The total cost of production was 10,000 rubles. It is impossible to obtain such an item with traditional technologies only. The part can be made using 3D technology of metal powder sintering, but the cost will be 10 times bigger.
Extract
A unique 3D printing material WAX3D integrates the FFF technology into traditional production process for small series of fully functional metal products
Authors
FILAMENTARNO! Tatyana Gorkun, Ruslan Molchanov
Customer
National Medicine Research Center, St Petersburg
Need
Preoperative planning and production of anatomically compatible training models of human body parts
Task
To ensure a quick and cheap production of a physical model of the patient’s body parts requiring treatment
Solution
CT images of patients in DICOM format with their subsequent export to stl format. FFF 3D printing using water removable supports. Designer X PRO 3D printer is to be used
Benefit
The production of one model takes about 20 hours and does not require a separate room and a highly paid employee. Models can be made directly in a medical facility. The cost of making one model is 1,000 rubles
Extract
An anatomically compatible model allows the surgeon to think through the entire sequence of intraoperative manipulations in each case to the fullest extent. This is especially valuable for complex clinical situations when the patient’s normal anatomy is significantly changed. In some cases, the manufactured model can serve as a mock-up for the manufacture of an implant (for example, simulating a titanium mesh for cranioplasty) or as a template for performing osteotomy
Authors
V.P. Ivanov, A.V. Kim, V.A. Khachatryan.
FSBU «V.A. Almazov’s National Medicine Research Center» Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Customer
UMATEX Research Center and Kawasaki Puccetti Racing
Need
To develop a way of testing new functional prototypes of body kits for the Kawasaki Racing Team
Task
Design and manufacture an aerodynamic body kit for a racing motorcycle in order to obtain a speed advantage
Solution
The first stage involves engineering and analysis of 3D CAD models with CFD simulation.
The second stage involves is the manufacture of a master mold, gear and the product itself. After analyzing the most advanced solutions in tooling and body-kit manufacturing, it was decided to use additive technologies. The ready-made elements of the body kit were printed of FORMAX charcoal-filled material using DesignerXLPRO printer in the shortest possible time via FFF technology
Benefit
The use of the new method allowed reducing the manufacturing time for the body kit by half, and the cost by at least four times compared with traditional technologies (machining of model units with a subsequent manufacture of a composite body kit). The body kit made on a 3D printer allows forming carbon fiber parts by vacuum infusion technology. The ready-made parts passed tests successfully, and later proved the advantage obtained and contributed to winning the competition
Extract
Our know-how is no resistance to the air. That’s what helps us achieve perfection
Authors
UMATEX, Raphael Amerkhanov
Customer
Sports Museum of Sochi
Need
To prepare a unique exhibition and raise attractiveness of youth winter sports
Task
To make full-growth sculptures of athletes in a limited time. It was necessary to repeat the texture of ice and to provide a possibility of internal illumination while keeping within the budget
Solution
3D models of athletes created by artists were divided into segments and printed with the 3D printer Designer XL by the FFF technology. A translucent material specially created for the task was used. The printed elements were assembled into a single structure; the illumination was provided. The sculptures were installed in the Sports Museum
Benefit
It is impossible to solve the task using any other technology. The production of 18 full-growth figures required 350 kg of material and 6 weeks of work, of them 3 weeks were spent on 3D printing. «An impossible task» was solved before the deadline and within the budget
Extract
Thanks to our unique know-hows and the technology provided by PICASO 3D, the Sports Museum in Sochi received a unique exposition that was impossible to create with traditional manufacturing processes
Authors
ROBOTMASH LLC, the lead artist – Aleksandr Kurguzenkov, the idea by Elena Istyagina-Eliseeva, ordered by FSBU «State Sports Museum»