Successful implementation of “3WAY Open House 2022”

3WAY is happy to have successfully brought its “open day” to an end. They believe that they presented the potential solutions for their business within the scope of 3D technology clearly enough to the participants, and also took away new knowledge through the lectures.

How did the “3WAY Open House” take place?

At the reception, the participants were initially treated to fragrant coffee and delicious croissants. When most of the participants had gathered, the introduction was followed by a short presentation of the company 3WAY by their director Tomaž Vujasinovič. At 3WAY, we deal with everything related to the most modern 3D technology, i.e. 3D printers, 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software.

Almost all 3D printers and 3D scanners, which are otherwise exhibited in their premises as DEMO units, could be seen by everyone during the breaks and after the end on the side of the hall where they were exhibited. This year they wanted to make a real Open House – they brought practically everything that is otherwise in their house.

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In addition to sales, the demand for services is also on the rise, which sets 3WAY apart from the competition. They stand behind their products and provide training and customer support even after purchase. The knowledge and experience of their experts is particularly evident in the field of services, where they efficiently find a solution for every demand. In their services, they try to be as fast as possible, but at the same time precise and consistent, and above all, they strive to ensure that the matter from their hands is done flawlessly. In short, 3WAY certainly stands out from the competition in terms of knowledge and integrated services.

hyperMILL CAM software

In terms of professional lectures, the visitors could initially improve or gather their knowledge as part of the “hyperMILL & Additive Manufacturing” lecture, led by Lovro babič. In 3WAY they stand behind hyperMILL CAM software from the very beginning, because they believe that it is the best in the CAM field, especially leading in 5-axis processing.

3D scanning with Shining3D

This was followed by a lecture by a guest from Germany, Niels Stenzel, who presented the company Shining3D, their position on the market and their vision for the future. He mentioned many innovations, and first of all presented their products and areas of application. To top it all off, he made a presentation of 3D scanning on a very interesting object – a formula. The latter was brought just for the guests by those behind this top product – students from the Superior Engineering team. For the 3D scanning, he used an extremely sophisticated scanner, the FreeScan Trak, with which he captured a good part of the formula in less than a minute.

Reverse engineering and quality control

After a short coffee break, Peter Horvat started his work, giving a lecture on reverse engineering and quality control. He presented what can be done later with the data obtained by 3D scanning. Reverse engineering is the process of recreating a model from the obtained data. From the real piece, we get a CAD model that can be used for reproduction or other purposes.

On the other hand, quality control is a kind of verification of the finished piece, which after production may deviate from our ideal model drawn in the CAD program. In addition to the theoretical presentation, Peter also made a practical demonstration of quality control in the Control X program. With his ingenuity, he quickly determined the surfaces, parameters and tolerances, and the program itself then produced a measurement report that showed all the required information.

The biggest surprise at the “3WAY Open House” – the unveiling of Avatar

What followed was the most interesting point of the day for many. The Avatar has been revealed! That’s right, a 3D printed Avatar sculpture that is almost as tall as the “real” Avatar – 270 centimeters. Of course, all participants could take a photo with him and thus get a picture with the first “real” Avatar in Slovenia.

Some quick info:

  • They used 72 kg of PLA material
  • It consists of 55 pieces
  • 1460 hours of 3D printing were required
  • The subsequent work took them approx. 200 hours

They dedicated a little more than four months to the project of making Avatar, which was sometimes very demanding when the work was ongoing. They will dedicate a special news to the latter, so all the manufacturing secrets will remain a secret for the time being, but they are definitely happy and excited about the final product after the revelation. Among other things, exactly this will be shown in December in the second part of “The Way of Water” at Cineplexx.

FFF 3D printing technology

The unveiling of the avatar was followed by lunch, after which the lecture was continued by another guest, Hao Yang from Intamsys. He presented the company Intamsys and FFF 3D printing technology. As in 3WAY, he also pointed out that Intamsys is focused on the production of high-quality industrial 3D printers. Among other things, they had both Intamsys 3D printers on display in the hall, which they otherwise have in their premises – Funmat Pro 410 and Funmat HT.

3D printing of metal

The last thematic lecture was on the topic of 3D metal printing, led by Robert Vujasinovič. In this area, 3WAY cooperates with the company E-Plus-3D, which manufactures powerful 3D printers on metal powder for the market. In addition to selling these large machines, we are also trying something completely new ourselves, namely 3D printing of metal on the FFF 3D printer. Thanks to the special LABS Gen 2 experimental extruder on the MakerBot Method X 3D printer, it is possible to print BASF material, which contains 80% metal powder and 20% polymer. After 3D printing, the piece must be sent for sintering to remove plastic from the composition. Of course, the latter shrinks a bit, so there is still some testing ahead of them. In any case, they are excited that something like this is possible these days!

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Prize game

For the “grand finale” they also had a prize game prepared, which was performed live on a large LCD screen. This time they didn’t skimp on the prizes, as they awarded 10 reels of PLA filament, Mayku FormBox, FlashForge Adventurer 3 and Shining3D Einstar to the participants. The FormBox is a desktop vacuum forming machine, the Adventurer 3 is an entry-level 3D printer, and the Einstar is the latest 3D scanner. Some left our event not only with more knowledge, but also with practical rewards for creating in the 3D world.

At the end, there was still some time left for a pleasant chat. The implementation of this year’s “3WAY Open House” is considered very successful. They are certainly aware that it can always be better, and they believe that it will be easier for them to organize every time, so they always provide you with a higher level of our events.

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The article is prepared in cooperation with a partner 3WAY d.o.o.


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