FROM PROTOTYPES DIRECTLY TO THE FINISHED PRODUCT!
Cost-effective development and production of high-speed racing cars
Cooperation on a final project between students of PHTL-Lienz and CNC Academy. As part of their final project, a team of 4 students developed and produced an RC car that could reach speeds of 70 km/h. The project team included Matthias Umfahrer, an RC specialist – Austrian Youth Champion and Vice Champion of Carinthia. The specific challenge was not only to build the car but to fit it with an electric (since sustainability is a concern in this area too!) engine. For insiders: a Mugen MBX7 was used as a basis for the project.
Another essential basis was the dual training system which is successful in Austria, whereby students attend a vocational college while also doing an apprenticeship in a company. Especially in highly specialized, technical occupations, this system comes up against limiting factors – from a technological and financial point of view. The CNC-Academy is an ideal place for hands-on learning: as a partner of the vocational school on the one hand and as a company which offers apprenticeships on the other.
A number of parts were printed with the EVO-lizer and used directly in the project!
Many parts were printed and tested with the help of the EVO-lizer, which was made available to students in the CNC-Academy. What’s more, due to the high strength and extreme material properties, numerous printed parts were used and have not been replaced with CNC machined parts as planned. This demonstrates the quality of printed parts produced by an EVO-lizer!
3D printing is THE technology of the moment and essential for the education of young people to prepare them for the needs of the future!
– Mag. Andreas Otmischi, Director of CNC Academy
Only with the EVO-lizer was a project of this size possible in such a short time!
It was only possible to complete this project using the EVO-lizer and 3D printing. In just 10 weeks, the constructional and mechanical work was implemented and carried out at the CNC-Academy, so that the remaining mechanical parts could be manufactured at the PHTL-Lienz. In short, tremendous savings in time and costs allowed a team from a secondary technical school to carry out a project using pioneering methods, while also maintaining high-end standards!
The use of the EVO-lizer at the CNC-Academy!
The CNC-Academy uses an EVO-lizer for training; the EVO-lizer has become an indispensable component and is constantly being used in the prototype phase. As a result, parts can be produced significantly faster on the one hand but can also be produced and tested far more cheaply on the other.
In addition, thanks to their high quality, the printed plastic parts perform tasks previously reserved for milling or turning parts. This allows you to combine printed and conventionally produced parts, making it easy to unite the benefits of adding and subtracting technology.
The CNC-Academy – a bridge to high technology!
An unusual project was implemented by a team from the Private Technical Higher Education Institute (PTHL) in Lienz with the help of the EVO-lizer. It was achieved in cooperation with the CNC Academy Greifenburg. The CNC Academy offers cross-company training courses for employees from technology-oriented companies who have specific tasks in the area of CNC production. For this purpose, individual CNC training courses are developed according to the company’s exact objectives (focused on practical training) – for lifelong and part-time learning.
An essential basis is the dual training system which is successful in Austria, whereby students attend a vocational college while also doing an apprenticeship in a company. Especially in highly specialized, technical occupations, this system comes up against limiting factors – from a technological and financial point of view. The CNC Academy is an ideal place for hands-on learning: as a partner of the vocational school on the one hand and as a company which offers apprenticeships on the other.