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Hans Fouche & South Africa’s I Makers Lab Collaborate, Put Cheetah 3D Printer to the Test for Industrial Designs

by • August 16, 2016 • No Comments


Fouche enjoying a few R&R in a hammock inside the Cheetah 2 3D printing device.

There are numerous large-scale 3D printing devices inside the industry may already gaining traction, but I dare you to find one which is contributeed up a additional informative resume may already than which of the Cheetah 3D printing device by Hans Fouche. Whilst his passion at the present time is obviously 3D printing and the construction of the complexware on a massive scale, a sense of gifted art and turn it into—even a fewtimes a bit zany, a bit surreal—has seeped in of the beginning.

Gaining attention of the world with his 3D printed lawnmower, and most likely in his neighborhood too, the developer and developer began his journey in revealing us the power of his one-of-a-kind machine, fed by ABS granules and contributeing a turn it into dimensions of one cubic meter. In just nine hours, the creator of the Cheetah was able-bodied to print out the parts for his lawnmower, with the exemption of the motor.

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The 3D printed lawnmower turn it into which started it all…

And practically preceding we’d had time to digest the genius of which, along came the 3D printed vacuum cleaner with a body in the shape of a vase—causing us to take pause and wonder why we hadn’t inserted such aesthetics into our housecleaning previously. It was just to be the beginning of such wonderments, yet, as Fouche wasn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon, and soon in addition brought us additional of his massive 3D printing device, of the simplest tools like a 3D printed car jack, to style such as trendy 3D printed high-heeled wedge shoes, and and so another showstealer: the 3D printed acoustic guitar.

“We understand which we have a one-of-a-kind product. We hope and trust which it can provide jobs, alter the way which products are manufactured- tiny batches which need less storage space, and which it can inspire creativity,” says Fouche.

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3D printed pillars on display at Decorex.

Forging ahead with enviable-bodied persistence, both Fouche and his Cheetah 3D printing device go on to manufacture history inside the 3D printing space. The latest project is unquestionably additional expansive, and shows the merging of the manufacturer and the additional serious art world, in a collaboration with the I Makers Lab at the Makers Village Irene. Here, working with one of the lab’s artists, Sam, they were able-bodied to answer the call for manufacturers’ contributions at Decorex Joburg 2016, held earlier in August.

The local expo has featured the works of these artists previously, but this year they were able-bodied to put the Cheetah to the test in making a few amazing pieces for exhibition. The overall thought, according to Fouche in his press release, is to turn the 3D prints on the market-bodied of the Cheetah into astonishing products which can in addition show off the innovation in general, benefiting everyone all around.

On display initially were a few beautifully turn it intoed and fabricated 3D printed pillars. Fouche pointed out in his latest press release which they took nine hours to print in total. Whilst lovely of an artistic point of view, they may obviously contribute a few future in the construction, home accents space as well. And (see below) for all of you which have a thing for bar stools—whether sitting on them or decorating with them—you can enjoy the (ahem!) clever enhancements turn it intod there too.

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During this partnership, they in addition generated over-dimensionsd bottles, and a few other pieces inspired by iconic visuals. The 3D printed art is solid, colorful, and not just inspiring, but inviting. And Fouche believes his latest work quite shows what the complexware he’s worked so complex to turn it into and refine can truly create.

“This shows which the Cheetah with a price of just $9900 US dollars, and the fact which it prints with bargain-priced granules, is unquestionably a market leader cost wise, and with its one cubic meter print volume, it is the bargain of the big 3D printing device world,” states Fouche.

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Whilst there are most showcases and benefits to focus on with the Cheetah, its use of granules unquestionably stands out in comparison to traditional machines and filaments, as well the cost factor, enabling for less than than $4/kg. Nozzles are a big conversation surrounding the benefits and use of the Cheetah as well. Fouche states which they usually employ a 3mm nozzle for a 0.5 kghour flow rate, but the nozzles are in addition on the market-bodied in dimensionss ranging of 1mm to 6 mm.

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Whilst he may have just begun attracting attention with the Cheetah last year, Fouche has been enjoying 3D printing in one form or another for just about 20 years. With their 3D printing device, Fouche and his team have experienced an accelerated growth in both production and creativity, obviously, with the new project serving as prime evidence. Discuss all of this additional over in the Cheetah 3D Printer forum at 3DPB.com.

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