Opiliones B.V. was founded in 2014. Since then, Opiliones has been developing, manufacturing and selling large sized “Delta” FDM 3D-printers.
With it’s unique FDM 3D-Print platform, Opiliones has deployed important innovations in recent years to be able to 3D-Print other raw materials in addition to plastics efficiently and at low costs.
Through intensive R&D activities, Opiliones has now implemented several unique innovations based on the same platform, so that 3 other raw materials can be used for 3DPrinting, i.e.:
- PA Composite
We are driven by the constant pursuit of simplicity, which enables us to create “very low-cost” solutions for a problem. With that, 3D-printing is becoming more suitable for an increasingly wider field of applications. Simplicity is our core value.
Opiliones has all the competencies for a complete in house innovation process. Our team’s area of excpertise lies in Soft- and firmware, electronics, engineering and 3D-printing in general. This allows us to innovate quickly and succesfully.
Through proven competences in many innovation projects, Opiliones is increasingly redifining itself as an R&D company and participates in innovation-projects, in which the development of 3D-printing technology as a production method is the main focus. Or in which 3D-printing as a ‘Key Technology’ is used for prototyping or series production
Together with other project partners, the following aspects are researched and specified:
- Specific engineering for Additive Manufacturing (AM)
- 3D-Printability of different materials
- Optimization of 3D-printable designs and geometries
- Post processing
- System integration
- Cobotizing AM Production
In the context of the above mentioned innovative activities, Opiliones has successfully contributed to various innovation projects:
- Stepping Stones: 3D-Concrete prints of parametrically designed form-free construction parts with a maximum weight of 25kg
- HighTemp 3D: PEEK 3D-printing with directly aimed infrared radiation to the print for layer adhesion
- BigComposite: 3D-printing of large machine parts with polyamide carbonfiber as raw material for a higher mechanical and thermal load
- MakeItMetal: a completely new 3D metal printing service that makes it possible to print great quality metal parts at low costs using smart 3D-printing techniques
- CrownComfort: 3D-Printing of crowns as part of a fully integrated chairside dental crown production method
These projects all aim to valorise 3D printing techniques as mature techniques which can be integrated in existing production processes.