Gallery and use cases
Modix’s users come from various areas and work backgrounds with diverse 3D printing needs. They have taken advantage of the printer’s multi-use printing capabilities for numerous, unique projects. Our customers include those working in the automotive industry, the film industry, aviation, composite materials, artistry, and so much more! We asked these valued customers to provide us with feedback and useful information based on their experiences using our printers.
Various Installation photos
Advertising: Point of Sale - USA
The advertising market is an avid user of the Modix’s Large 3D printers, mainly for marketing purposes. In this print demonstration, Mr. Craig Tharpe from the USA shows the capabilities of the Big-120X when printing large, impressive models.
Prototyping: GoodYear - Off Road Tires - USA
Titan International, the owner of both Titan and Goodyear Farm Tire brands, offers a full line of wheels, tires and undercarriage products for a wide variety of off-the-road vehicles. “The printer has been doing well. We have at least 72+ days of print time on our machine and it’s still doing great. We’ve printed with PLA 100% of the time and only yesterday successfully printed a grommet for the factory using some flexible TPU filament.”
Zach Pope, Tire Design Engineer, Titan International, Inc.
Mass Customization Production: Metralabs - Mobile Robots Developer - Germany
Alexander Kloska, Mechanical Engineer and Metralabs:
“The print quality is improving with every print. We finished a robot for a new project last week. All the housing parts were printed with your printer. The parts were grinded, filled and painted afterwards. Also, our boss is thinking about buying a second printer, which is good.”
“For our prototypes and small productions we normally use the 1mm nozzle and the 0.6 layer size. We usually use white PLA filament and each enclosure part takes approximately 20 hours to print.”
Feeding Bowl Production - Dr. Mikkel Wagner, Sim Automation - Germany
SIM Automation GmbH is a leading automation company from Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany.
Sim Automation has purchased a Modix Big60 3D printer in order to expedite the development of their specially designed large feeding bowls. These bowls oscillate in a special way that helps the components to climb along their grooves and feed the assembly robots in a very specific order, angle and speed. These feeding bowl prototypes are printed and then tested in a development system. Final production parts are sometimes printed with medical certified ABS filament.
Sculpting: Mr. Patrick Laroche & Mougammandou Rafi- France
Mr. Patrick Laroche is a famous sculptor using Modix 3D printer for scaling up or down is hand-work. 3D printing allows Sculptors to commercialize their work easily and faster. Rafi is a professional painter and 3D printing post processing expert service provider
from the north of Paris, France.
EV Parts, UK
EVParts UK is an engineering technology company with experience in the rechargeable energy storage sector since 2004. EV Parts offers a full range of solutions from a complete turn key Li-ion battery system, to a supply battery management system.
“We’ve now gotten to grips with the new Modix Big-60 printer and are using it almost every day. Prints we’ve done so far: A cell enclosure for 18650 cells, which will form part of a go-kart battery module and circulation fan for our environmental chamber” (image below)
Film Industry: Special Effect Artist - Ireland
Shawn Hicks, owner of Modix BIG-60 V1:
“This is the finished print of a cannon for an upcoming production. It’s 5’2″ in length, made up of 12 pieces. Everything fits nicely. It took 108 total print hours (the printer ran day and night). I used Formfab recycled PLA for most of the print. I used a 0.8 ruby nozzle and a 0.4 layer height on detailed parts with a 0.44 layer height on long tube sections. The temperature was at 225oC and speed was always on fast. The 2.5 kg rolls were a great success. I was getting approximately 30hr of print time between roll changes.” The video on the right shows the printed canon shooting pyrotechnics.
Hobby: Johann van der Merwe - South Africa
John is an information technology expert and 3D printing enthusiast with amazing modeling results.
“I am really happy I made the right choice in investing in your printer, and the support I have received so far is really the best I ever received in any industry.”
François Lorival, Mechanical Engineer, SBC , France
Prototyping various mechanical and PCB manufacturing parts.
Metal Cast: Efes Bronze - Turkey
1. Print the models in parts and glue them together.
Serdar Eraol, owner of Efes Bronze: “We print with PLA and use PrintinZ bed sticker instead of PEI. The bed temperature is 55oC. The print layer is 0.3mm at the base, 0.2mm for the body parts and 0.1mm for the face. We use the 0.4mm nozzle and 7-8% infill. After 100-150 layers, we change the infill to 2-3% only. Some parts are 3 perimeters and some just 2″
Composite Fabrication: TCB Composite , Utah USA
Several of our customers are using Modix Big 60 to print molds for composite materials, such as carbon fiber. In this example, the printed parts were being used as a jig for precise drilling of a carbon fiber part. Mr. Neal Crookston, Production Supervisor: “The fixtures in the carbon fiber part allows us to fixate it so that we can always accurately drill holes. It took about 60 hours each at 80 mm/s, PLA. The solid one is about 2.5 lbs. of plastic, the one with holes about a pound less.”
Jig & tooling manufacturing: A+A Schoenmakers- Shoemaking Tools- Netherlands
Corne Schoenmakers – We use the 3d printer to print shoe last with 10mm width walls. We also print large and small prototypes and various jigs for our machines.
Product Development: JVS 3D - Netherlands
Jaap Vis: “The printer already running for days and days 24/7. So far without any problem”. “We have made our own acrylic enclosure covering the entire machine. In the picture, side parts of a casing, print time 4 days in total, 2.5kg filament.
3D Printing Service: F3DP - Holešov, Czech Republic
Mr. Zdeněk Horák:
This is engine cover (two Wheeler). Printing profile: PLA, filament, speed 80mm/s, layer 0,35mm. Total print time is 38hours.
Print quality is very good due to the speed and layering.
Cast steel: Canadian Manufacturer
Made of two parts. Total 44″ long (” = inches) 1117mm. Maximizing the total Modix Bi60 large 3D printer build bed.
3D Printing Service -JSC 3D Creative - Lithuania
JSC 3D Creative is the largest plastic 3D printing company in the Baltic States. JSC provides 3D modeling, 3D scanning and 3D printing services. Šarūnas Paulauskas: “Printer is very reliable, had few hiccups at first, but with minor fixings, it works really well now. “
In the photo, a prototype for a customer before injection molding. It was printed with 0.6 mm Nozzle and PETG filament.
Prosthetic Cover by Pedro , Portugal
“The printer is pretty much awesome all around. The automatic bed leveling works like a charm!…The instructions are pretty good .”
Specs: PLA filament, 32 hours print per leg.
P. Gregory Harrington - Florida USA (owner of Modix BIG-60 V1)
As far as, the costumer support, in my opinion, it is second to none. Not only I was able to communicate with the owner, Schacar via emails who gave me immediate knowledgeable responses and at the grand finally of my assembly offered his phone number so we can communicate over the phone or Skype. ” Regards – Gregory of Boca Raton, FL
Fraunhofer - Chemnitz- Germany (owner of Modix BIG-60 V1)
Fraunhofer is a German research organization with 69 institutes spread throughout Germany, each focusing on different fields of applied science. It employs around 24,500 people, mainly scientists and engineers. David Loeffler, Engineer – ” Modix Big 60 is a solid 3D-printer that gets the job done. The Manuals are very helpful in getting a nice first print. Thank you for your great support! “