Since 2010, the company has been specializing in the design, engineering, prototyping, and manufacturing of functional parts and components as part of their product development services.
The company had long implemented 3D printing within their work processes, but it was mainly for prototyping and product design optimization. But through the implementation, the company has better realized the immense potential that additive manufacturing holds.
Due Pi Greco recently acquired a Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition (CFE) from Stratasys which allows them to use FDM Nylon 12CF material which is a composite comprising of 35 percent chopped carbon fiber. This material has allowed the company to meet high-performance part demands from customers, and has, in fact, helped them to get more customers.
“We decided to invest in the Carbon Fiber Edition as we found it the best alternative to CNC machining expensive metal parts. Using FDM Nylon 12CF, we’re able to 3D print parts that perform similar to those produced using CNC processes,” said Diego Pagnan, Founder and Owner at Due Pi Greco.
One such customer was the University of Padua where they helped them to 3D print an airbox for a single-seat race car engine. By leveraging on Nylon 12CF on the 380mc CFE, the company was able to slash off lead times and costs as compared to conventional carbon fiber production.
Another customer was an unnamed Italian cycling brand where the design and production of a bicycle seat were optimized using the 380mc CFE. The result was beyond expectations for the customer in terms of resistance and surface finish.
“We recently designed and 3D printed a boiler for Zoppas, a global supplier of heating systems for domestic and industrial use. This was made possible with ULTEM 1010 resin as it’s the only polymer that can perform at high temperatures up to 216 °C,” said Pagnan.
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