”We have a large project in our monastery to print (and put) numbers for all the cells / rooms in order to be easily distinguishable for the pilgrims. We have a lot of pilgrims and especially at big feasts it is a serious problem with the accomodation for them due of the fact that our monastery is very old, mainly from 9th century A.C. – hence the corridors are intricate and rather dark.
That’s why is necessary to put numbers on doors and use a ”Glow in the dark” filament which is abrasive. We speak around 900 digits to be printed which means very aproximatively more than 2kg of filament, more than a regular brass nozzle can handle”Monk Theologos, July 2017, Holy Monastery of Vatopaidi, Mount Athos, Greece
Custom Knives designed by SHOP 3D
”After doing the first iterations in PLA we moved to Nylforce Glass Fiber and Nylforce Carbon Fiber for superior wear and tear of the final print. These materials gives us a nice grippy textured finish perfect for handling. Printing with abrasive materials like glass and carbon means we have to use a hardened nozzle. We found that the Olsson Ruby has superior heat conductivity. Now we can guarantee dimensional accuracy of our prints while having confidence in the longevity of the nozzle regardless of material choices.”SHOP 3D, Italy Apr 9th, 2018
Confidential propeller blade prototype by Additec.
”After we started using the Olsson Ruby nozzle in our industrial 3D printer, we have increased the quality of our parts printed with fiber reinforced materials.
Now, we are able to guarantee to our customers that the printing process will always respect their parts’ dimensions and tolerances requirements.
We use fiber reinforced materials when parts requires a good-to-high mechanical strength, Kevlar for less electrical conductivity and abrasive environments, and carbon fiber for lighter weight or conductive parts.”Olivier Michaud, Founder & CEO of ADDITEC, France, July, 2017
Test jig used for final programming and testing in production of electronic products by Norautron on a Ultimaker 2+.
”The Olsson Ruby gives us the ability to print with colorFabb XT-CF20. We found out that XT-CF20 is dissipative (ESD) which is essential in our manufacturing process.
As a general rule, we do not allow anything that can keep an electrostatic charge to enter our manufacturing.
The Olsson Ruby together with XT-CF20 really stepped up our game when it comes to fixtures and tooling.”Norautron team, Dec 20th, 2016
”Previously I’ve limited myself to print with regular PLA filaments since I didn’t want to deal with nozzle wear. The Olsson Ruby allows me to print with a variety of abrasive materials like bronzeFill and XT-CF20 without having to worry about wearing the nozzle down.”
This ancient Greek helmet in 1:3 scale was modeled by Andreas, printed with ColorFabb bronzeFill and then aged. Printed on an Ultimaker 2+.
Check out some of his other designs and projects at: madebyandreasAndreas Mielonen, Sweden, Aug 7, 2017
OpenRC parts printed in carbon fiber infused Nylon, the ”NylonX” by Matterhackers on the Makerbot Replicator 2X at 0.25mm layer height.
”Other than being a high precision product the Olsson Ruby offers great value when iterating a project like the OpenRC Mini Quad and need that long time consistency in quality as it won´t degrade over time nearly as much many of it´s competitors when printing abrasive filament like the NylonX.”Daniel Norée, Sweden, Feb 2nd, 2017
Gimbal guard for DJI Phantom 3 Advanced, printed with a carbon based filament on Ultimaker 2+
”First, I tried a few hardened nozzles and I had thermal issues. I also did try steel but it was like putting my finger in the air to find new standard print parameters each time.
Now, I use the Olsson Ruby and I’m a big fan.The main benefit for it is that i don’t have to worry about a moving target. Once I have things dialed in for the nozzle diameter, that’s where it’ll stay. Normal brass is a variable as it gets worn down and over time that is troublesome when creating parts that have very specific fit qualities.”Darren Keirle, UK, Feb 28th, 2017
Robot Action Figure designed by le Fab Shop for the 2014 Paris Maker Faire. Printed in steelFill on a Ultimaker 2+.
”We’ve been running two of our abrasive filaments XT-CF20 and steelFill to see what these nozzles are made of. The temperatures we’ve used during printing have been very similar to regular brass nozzles, so it seems no big temperature difference are expected using The Olsson Ruby. Print looks great with nice layer adhesion”colorFabb team, NL, Oct 21st, 2016
”The Olsson Ruby pushes the limits of FDM printing, it allows us to print at the same temperatures and speeds as with the regular brass nozzles with amazing pin-point accuracy and it has the added benefit of not having to worry about nozzle wear when printing the more abrasive filaments.
Our customers require and expect us to produce small and precise details every time, and these kinds of developments allows us at sugarpop! to deliver great prints every single day.”Sugarpop! team, Spain, Dec 22nd, 2016