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3D printing for subsea models

Friday, February 10, 2012

Aberdeen engineering consultancy Cognity says it has spent a "five figure" sum on a 3D printer, which can be used to make 3D models of prototypes of subsea equipment, with moving parts.




The models are "highly accurate, finely detailed," Cognity says, and can usually be printed overnight.

The printer offers "a very cost effective method of creating demonstration pieces," Cognity says.

It can print complex patterns in a wide range of engineering plastics, rigid and flexible, coloured and transparent.

It offers an ultra-fast turnaround alternative to machining.

It "enables our clients to quickly visualise complex designs," says Rae Younger, managing director of Cognity.

Cognity is also able to analyse its designs using ANSYS engineering simulating software.



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