The first laboratory of its kind in the world.
Impacts Labs receives many worldwide visitors.
Impacts Labs has 3D printers for different applications, different materials, different colors.
Anyone can come to the lab with a requirement, and get advice about a suitable printer, materials, and manufacturing process.
There is a non-profit activity of working with disabled people to make custom-made personal solutions. This initiative started in Israel and today there are 15 centers in the world.
Impacts Labs offers custom workshops for various organizations
The 3D model fits the resource sharing cconcept.
Impacts Labs’ price list makes it easy to process orders and produce without overheads of purchasing.
An integrated printer with heads, on each head, a material/color combination to manufacture a product from several materials/colors.
Metal printers work usually with metal powder. There are also
Metal printers who works by heating the metal
Typical Use Cases Today:
– Prototype manufacturing
– Small production quantities manufacturing
– Lighter parts manufacturing: parts for aircraft that can sometimes be produced lighter (because due to physical constraints, using CNC will mean that the part will be heavier)
– Models for freelancers
Opportunities and Dreams:
Food printing: Pizza, meat – already possible, should become a mass product …
Organ printing – now in research
Production of automobile bodies
Textile: Manufacturing according to a person size.
Electronics: LCD production (production today is very polluting)
Production of items that react to the environment. For example, a product that folds in contact with water or heat
Threats: Sensitive to hacking. can also disrupt the printer job because it is controlled by a computer and needs internet access.
Atomic-level printing / nanotechnology. Such as Nano-Dimension