Giant V12 engine made with 3D printing on show at formnext in Frankfurt

3Dealise will showcase some of its most exciting projects at the formnext from 15 to 18 November 2016 in Frankfurt, including a giant V12 engine made with 3D printing.


The engine in question is a re-manufactured 1936 model for a museum, of which spare parts cannot be found or made any other way. Blueprints were also not available, so a 3D scan of the original engine was made, followed by reverse engineering and digital repair of the worn sections.


3Dealise uses a 2-step process for production of industrial-scale parts: 3D printing a sand mould from a CAD file which then serves to produce a casting. The combination of technologies brings the best of both worlds: design freedom, speed, flexibility, digital accuracy, customisation as well as well-known materials that can be provided with a Lloyds certificate and have a traditional surface finish.


Other exhibits will include energy-saving prototype pump impellers, machine parts with 40% weight reduction and ‘impossible’ objects made possible by 3D printing. All parts are metal and made for actual use under some of the most challenging circumstances.


Watch our 3-minute video about producing a 1912 engine:



Visit us in Hall 3.1, Stand D90.





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