APILAB CENTER OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

The story of 3WAY’s cooperation with the unique Center of Innovative Technologies APILAB within the complex project “House of the Carniolan Bee“. In 3WAY, we equipped the APILAB center with the most modern 3D equipment. The APILAB center will present advanced approaches and solutions useful for the economic development of the local community.

PROJECT “THE HOUSE OF CARNIOLAN BEE”

The entire project in the town of Višnja Gora, which includes a memorial, a beehive, and the House of the Carniolan Bee, is dedicated to this diligent creature. In the House of the Carniolan Bee, you can see an adventure exhibition, where the autochthonous Slovenian bee breed, the Carniolan lavender, is presented.

3Way & Apilab

APILAB CENTER AND MODERN TECHNOLOGY

The Carniolan Bee House also includes APILAB, the Center of Innovative Technologies, which represents the entrepreneurial epicenter for the local community. It is a bridge between cultural heritage and the innovative economy, a space of new knowledge, technology, ideas, products and success stories that will represent advanced solutions.

Hiša kranjske čebele

FOTO credits: Občina Ivančna Gorica

Kranjska čebela

FOTO credits: Hiša kranjske čebele

THE ROLE OF 3WAY

This story also involved 3WAY as a high-tech company, which supplied APILAB with the latest 3D equipment. 3D technology is seen as an increasingly efficient and rational solution to many problems. Comprehensive care covers everything from 3D scanners, various 3D printers, 3D printing materials and CAD programs to virtual glasses as well.

EASCAN II 3D skener 

EASCAN II 3D SCANNER

  • Metrological 3D scanner, suitable for 3D measurements and analyzes,
  • Enables efficient and reliable scanning,
  • Small and portable, so it can be used for a variety of applications.
EaScan II metrological 3D scanner

FLASHFORGE CREATOR 3

3D PRINTER FLASHFORGE CREATOR 3

  • Designed for higher 3D printing volumes and speeds,
  • Enables a possibility to print water-soluble supports,
  • Two independent extruders.

FLASHFORGE GUIDER IIs

3D PRINTER FLASHFORGE GUIDER IIs

  • Ima visokotemperaturni industrijski ekstruder, ki se segreje do 300°C.Industrial grade desktop 3D printer,
  • Huge working volume ensures maximum stability and robustness when printing your 3D models,
  • It has a high-temperature industrial grade extruder that heats up to 300°C.

DIFFERENT MATERIALS FOR 3D PRINTING

Filaments represent a material for 3D printing, just as plain paper is intended for “ordinary” printing. They differ in terms of properties. Of course, different colors are also available, so you can easily use shades to your liking. You can read more about the different types of filaments here.

SINTRATEC KIT SLS

SINTRATEC KIT SLS 3D PRINTER

  • Metal 3D printer with SLS technology,
  • Ideal for entering the world of additive manufacturing,
  • Suitable for making functional prototypes, 
  • Easy to use, so it can be introduced into any production environment.
Sintratec Kit SLS 3D printer
Intamsys Funmat HT Pro 410

FUNMAT PRO 410

3D PRINTER INTAMSYS FUNMAT HT PRO 410

  • Industrial 3D printer,
  • Two independent extruders with a temperature of up to 500°C,
  • Heated chamber and work surface,
  • High-performance engine,
  • Designed to print with several types of functional filaments (PEEK, PEKK, PPSU, ULTEM, ABS, PC).

MAYKU FORMBOX

MAYKU FORMBOX

  • Brings industrial vacuum design to the table,
  • Enables the production of unique molds,
  • The power of the factory on the desktop.

THINKDESIGN ENGINEERING

CAD PROGRAMS

Using 3D programs we perform the process of 3D modeling. We create a mathematical representation of a three-dimensional object. The prepared CAD model can be exported to a 3D printer. With 3D programs, we can easily draw the desired 3D shape.

We provided the APILAB center with ThinkDesign and the Solid Edge Shining 3D Edition CAD program.

CAD program ThinkDesign

THINKDESIGN ENGINEERING

CAD program Solid Edge Shining 3D Edition

SOLID EDGE SHINING 3D EDITION

VIRTUALNA OČALA HTC VIVE COSMOS 3D EDITION

VIRTUAL GLASSES HTC VIVE COSMOS

  • They allow you to experience virtual reality,
  • Simple and versatile use,
  • Built-in advanced sensors and cameras,
  • High resolution for a crystal clear graphics experience.
Virtual glasses HTC Vive Cosmos

IN ADDITION TO EQUIPMENT ALSO EDUCATION

In addition to the listed 3D equipment, we have properly educated the APILAB team, using many years of experience in 3D technology. Of course, it is welcome that the individual also has some prior knowledge, which facilitates the process. We believe that the team that will operate within the APILAB center has been well educated to do the work independently and develop.

DOBROBIT ZA LOKALNO SKUPNOST

BENEFITS FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

The House of Carniolan Bee is certainly an extremely interesting project, as it elegantly connects history with the present through modern technology. The APILAB Center of Innovative Technologies is a good example of how we can achieve something more with the inclusion of modern technology, do a certain thing faster, of better quality, and above all, discover new dimensions of technological progress. We believe that APILAB will contribute to the development of the local community with our equipment and our own contribution.

At the opening ceremony of the House of Carniolan Bee, we also made a short video on making a duplicate of the Carniolan bee to present the everyday use of 3D technology. At first, we scanned it with a 3D scanner and then imported the data into a program. Using reverse engineering we created the actual 3D model of the bee. In the end, it was printed with a 3D printer and a perfect copy was finished.