September Newsletter

Hear it from the Customer

Click the video to see how Cosine prioritizes our customers through Mike Ibarra, Engineering Manager at KW Industries. To experience Cosine's great customer service, contact us to start your project today!

GSA Approved

Cosine is now on the GSA Multiple Award Schedule, which provides a fast and efficient way to purchase the company's products and services. Now GSA approved, buying from us will be easier for government buyers. For more information, read our blog.

Recovery after Harvey

With the devastating wreckage Hurricane Harveyleft behind, we give our condolences to those affected in our great city of Houston. We thank those who have checked on Cosine's well being and assure that our facility is still up and running, providing our best quality service like we have always done! Visit our website to see how Cosine can best serve you!

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GSA Approved

Cosine has now joined with GSA to establish relationships with potential government buyers. Now GSA Approved, Cosine's equipment and services are obtainable through the GSA Multiple Awards Schedule, which provides a fast and efficient way to purchase the company's products and services. For more information, visit https://www.gsa.gov/.

KW Industries Testimonial

KW Industries has been one of our valued customers for over a year now. Watch the video to see how Cosine prioritizes our customers through Mike Ibarra, Engineering Manager at KW Industries. To experience Cosine's great customer service, contact us to start your project today! 

Great R&D Success for University of Wisconsin-Madison

For the past couple of years, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been experimenting with 3D printing heat exchangers for power plants. After succeeding, the government is funding to continue with the development of heat exchangers for refrigerators. With the help of Cosine, Teel Plastics, and Greenheck Corporation, the University of Wisconsin-Madison will continue in furthering the success of this project. Start your project today to see where success will take you!

Positive Ratings for Cosine Additive

Cosine Additive received a positive rating from Lux Research! Here at Cosine, we strive to be at the top of the additive manufacturing industry. From manufacturing our AM1 to printing sample parts, we welcome customers and reviewers onsite and online to experience Cosine, firsthand. Contact us to start your project today and see for yourself. Click here to read Lux Research's review on us.

August Newsletter

Need parts printed? We print parts. Our printing services page is up and running! Offering services from printing to surface finishes, we can help with your project step by step, making it easier to start your project with us. Visit our printing services page to learn more and request a print today.


Simplify3D has added new features and updates to their slicer program, improving on more options to make slicing easier. Cosine is excited to share these updates with you as we work together to slice your project. Learn more on our blog or contact us to start your project today!


The Advanced Manufacturing Expo is coming up soon, on August 24 in Grand Rapids, MI! Visit booth 210 to meet our CEO, Jason Miller (right), and our Director of Technical Support and Customer Service, Jacob Jacobson (left). Don't forget to ask them about our recent developments!

Simplify3D Upgrades to Version 4.0

Simplify3D has updated their slicer system making 3D printing faster and easier than ever! With a wider range of settings and better options to support your part, the slicer program focuses on the precision and quality of your print all at the control of your fingertips. Cosine is excited to share these new improvements with you! Contact us to start your project today with the updated slicer program. 

 

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Features:

  • Variable print settings
  • Preview your processes
  • Seamless process transitions
  • Drag and drop reordering
  • Improved Sequential printing
  • Dual customizations
  • Variable Extrusion Settings
  • Dynamic Gap Fill
  • And many more….

MIT Offers Additive Manufacturing Classes

MIT is offering Additive Manufacturing classes during July 31-August 4. With learning materials from Cosine and other industry experts, the class has something to offer individuals of every level. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you are bound to learn something new! Sign up with MIT to see what there is to learn and for more info contact us today! 

July Newsletter

3D Printed Textiles

Our Cosine intern, Maria Mora Sanchez, is an industrial design student at the University of Houston. She partnered with us to bring her thesis to life. Click on the video to learn more about the future of fashion and her dress printed with our AM1! 

MIT Additive Manufacturing Class

The first day of the Additive Manufacturing class for MIT is July 31st! With learning materials from Cosine and other industry experts, the class has something to offer individuals of every level. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you are bound to learn something new!

Don't Forget to Ask!

The Advanced Manufacturing Expo is coming up soon, on August 24 in Grand Rapids, MI! Visit booth 210 to meet our CEO, Jason Miller, and our Director of Technical Support and Customer Service, Jacob Jacobson. Don't forget to ask them about our recent developments

3D Printed Textiles

UNDERSTAND

THE PROBLEM

I believe that 3D printing is the future of fashion. With the current developments we are experiencing in this technology there are a great number of opportunities to create amazing new products and materials. Since we aren’t able to 3D print fabrics yet, I decided to team up with Cosine Additive and focus my thesis in designing flexible, adaptable, fashionable patterns. The intent is to explore the possibilities of creating wearable ‘textiles’ with structures that are designed in relation to function and materialization through anatomy, movement and utility. As far as additive manufacturing and the fashion industry are concerned they are mainly focused in accessories and conceptual sculptural pieces. However, these aren’t functional garments that adapt comfortably to the body and to human movement. Through this explorative project I hope that I can contribute into the future of fashion. 

 

Designer:
Maria Alejandra Mora-Sanchez

Photography by: BRIAN VOGEL

Photography by: BRIAN VOGEL

WAYUU

SPRING 2019 COLLECTION
EXPLORATION OF 3D PRINTED FABRICS
INSPIRED BY THE TRADITIONAL WAYUU TEXTILES

The WAYUU tribe is an indigenous community of the Guajira Peninsula in northern Colombia and northwest Venezuela. They are well known for textiles, crafts and patterns which are inspired by nature and the tribe's surrounding environment. 

MARACAIBO, VENEZUELA

MARACAIBO, VENEZUELA

EXPLORE

EARLY CONCEPTS                                        

Studies - Renders - Sketches

Mechanical Components & Fabric Weaving                              

  • During this stage I realized that mechanical components weren't practical for wearables and that the functional mechanisms must be incorporated within the design integrity of the textile pattern. 

AUXETIC PATTERNS

the solution

The collection explores ready-to-wear auxetic patterns which expand under longitudinal strain and contract when compressed.

  • This behavior gives the swatches various beneficial effects compared to the current ones in the market.
  • Their added value lies in form, function and the geometric arrangements of the patterns.             

THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE (TPU)

THE Material

TPU FILAMENT

TPU FILAMENT

BENEFITS

auxetic patterns

  • Increased shear modulus.
  • Improved indentation resistance.
  • Enhanced plane strain fracture toughness.
  • Improved energy absorption properties.
  • Enable porosity/permeability variation with strain.
  • Ability to form synclastic curvatures.

thermoplastic polyurethane 

  • High abrasion resistance.
  • Low-temperature performance.
  • High shear strength.
  • High elasticity (500% elongation).
  • Oil and grease resistance.

 

FFF VS SLS PRINTING

  • My initial method of fabrication was SLS printing. After analyzing the pros and cons between both I decided FFF would be the best option for this project. 

TEXTILE COLLECTION

Adapts to body changes and body types

PROTOTYPING

MATERIAL Testing

Nylon - Ninja Flex - TPU

  • We tested different materials to see how the patterns behaved and attempted to print the patterns on stretchy fabric.
  • Testing took the most time and effort, but through each failure we became closer to our final TPU settings. 

REFINE

FASHION COLLECTION

FINAL SKETCHES

EXECUTE

Look no. 2 | Pattern 6 

LOOM

final dress

  • Loom is an expandable, adaptable, wearable and flexible 3D printed dress. It combines textiles and additive manufacturing by applying materials and auxetic structures that consider function and the human body. 

Photography by: BRIAN VOGEL

Re-Invent Materials

With the print time cut in half, testing new materials is faster and cheaper than ever. Learn more about materials testing possibilities with our Pellet Feed System from our CTO and co-founder, Andrew McCalip, in the video below.

Meet Cosine's CTO and co-founder, Andrew McCalip as he explains the different possibilities with the pellet feed system on the Cosine AM1.

Contact us to talk to a Pellet Feed Expert today.

Cosine at the Advanced Manufacturing Expo

Come see Cosine at booth 210 at the Advanced Manufacturing Expo happening in Grand Rapids, MI on August 24, 2017. Cosine's CEO and co-founder, Jason Miller, and our Director of Technical Support and Customer Service, Jacob Jacobson, will be there to showcase our recent developments on our AM1. 

Printing with 50% carbon fiber PPS

Our pellet feed system is making moves! Printing 50% carbon fiber Techmer Electrafil PPS with ease! Testing with our pellet feed system gets easier and easier every time. To learn more about the pellet feed system read our blog post all about it here.

Watch the video below to see our pellet feed in action with 50% carbon fiber infill pellets.

    • Tensile Strength: 19.0 KSI
    • Flexural Strength: 32.0 KSI
    • Flexural Modulus: 5.4 MSI 

    Contact us to get your project started today!

      About the AM1

      Our customers love the Cosine Additive Machine 1 (AM1). Here's a quick introduction to the machine and its capabilities!

      Have you seen our Youtube channel? Click here for more videos like this.

      Introducing the Pellet Feed System

      10x Cheaper Material on Your AM1

      After a year in development, Cosine is excited to release our Pellet Feed System and will begin manufacturing this product for the AM1. By switching to pellet, we are capable of running a wider variety of polymer resin systems at an increased deposition rate of up to 10 lbs/hr. Printing with pellets is 10x faster and 10x cheaper than printing with filament. Existing customers can extend the capabilities of their AM1 by upgrading to the Pellet Feed System. Contact sales@cosineadditive.com to get your Pellet Feed System today.

       

      Cosine at the Additive Manufacturing for Defense and Government

      Geoff Nordloh, CFO, Cosine Additive
      gnordloh@cosineadditive.com

      YOU'RE INVITED

      Meet Cosine at The Additive Manufacturing for Defense and Government in Washington, DC. Our CFO, Geoff Nordloh, will be there July 13-14. He will present our recentbreakthroughs, collaborations, and upgrades to our AM1 platform. Through our partnerships with NSWCC andOakridge National Lab (ORNL), we are expanding our reach into the government sector. Contact Geoff if you have any questions. 

      WE WORK WITH
      GOVERNMENT BUYERS

      Cosine already has established relationships with the SAIC. By the end of the year, our equipment and services will be obtainable through the GSA Multiple Awards Schedule.

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      Oarkridge signing August 2016

      CREATING BONDS WITH CRADA

      We’re collaborating with Oakridge National Lab (ORNL) and NSWCC to develop new technologies and improve methods in the 3D printing industry with our Cosine AM1.

      In these projects:

      • NSWCC requested improved data collection, and Cosine's solution was to develop and install a new bleeding edge motion system .

      • ORNL requested to develop a new pellet feed system. Cosine delivered a pellet extruder capable of printing 10 lbs/hr, allowing for a higher deposition rate and cost reduction with our open material platform.

      Trim Tool Case Study

      Complex surface geometries can mandate expensive and time consuming tooling solutions. Traditional solutions include CNC machining and composite tooling. Machined tooling is a trade space between raw material costs and CNC capacity. Offloading tooling work from heavily burdened CNC’s can open up capacity for higher value products. Composite tooling requires a series of pattern tools and back up structures(plywood crates or welded tubular frames) that can induce a variety of challenges. These processes can result in increased expenses, long lead times, consume valuable resources (CNC machine time), and families of patterns that need to be tracked and maintained in addition to the tools themselves. 

      Additive manufacturing enables users to create complex geometries from a variety of tough thermal polymers. Solid models are used to fabricate complex geometries directly, without the need for any secondary patterns. Often, the design rules for optimized additive manufactured tooling can be leveraged to provide ergonomic fixtures that simplify part processing and employ lower cost manufacturing solutions. 


      TRADITIONAL TOOLING

      Fiberglass Splash Tool

      • CAD/Reverse Engineer.
      • Produce pattern for fiberglass layup
        (CNC, splash or Egg Crate).
      • Support frame fab.
      • Fiberglass layup and frame integration.
      • Finish tool (edge clean up].

       

       

       

       

       

      Subtractive

      Fiberglass Splash Tool

      COSINE TOOLING

      Cosine Manufactured Tool 

      Ready to Print
      • Up to 1 lb/hour Material Deposition Rate.
      • $8.40/hour Machine Utilization Cost                (5yr amortization). 
      • $0.60/hour Electrical Cost.

       


      Material Cost (choose one):
      • $1/hour Base Polymer Pellet Material Cost.
      • $8/hour Base/Neat Filamentized
        Material Cost.
      • $33/hour Filled Filamentized Polymer               Material Cost.

      Additive

      Manufactured


      Manufacturing Method Comparison

      Cosine Machine Utilization Cost to Owners

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      Casting Industry Case Study

      Current Methods

      Traditional pattern methods are the most time consuming and complex processes in the casting industry.

      LONG LEAD TIME
      Long lead time due to materials and many complex steps.

      160 HRS

      160 HRS

      HIGH COST
      Expensive and
      resource intensive
       

      $5,000

      $5,000

      SINGLE SHOT
      30% of patterns received have mistakes and need to be reworked.

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      HIGHLY SKILLED LABOR
      Skilled labor
      Dying Trade

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      Cosine's Solution

      The AM1 allows for faster, cheaper, and more efficient pattern creation.
       

      28 HRS

      28 HRS

      SHORT LEAD TIME
      Two day turn around.
       

      $52

      $52

      LOW COST
      Total cost to make a
      pattern with the AM1.
       

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      MULTIPLE ITERATIONS
      Making revisions is as simple as hitting print.
       

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      GENERAL LABOR
      Anyone can manufacture with the AM1’s intuitive quick-start process.

      By using the Cosine AM1, your company can provide a rapid turn around for your customers, and save money over traditional pattern making techniques.
       

      PATTERN CREATION TIMELINE

      Traditional pattern making takes 4 weeks and costs an average of $5,000. 
      Cosine’s AM1 3D printer allows you to streamline your process with the least amount of hassle. 

       

      TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR PATTERN MANUFACTURING.

      Contact us to receive a sample box and start your custom casting project.
      We are ready to work with you! 

      Part Replacement

      Parts will be sent to the client free of charge if the issue is under warranty.

      We keep a stocked inventory, so we'll be prepared to send you a new replacement part.

       

      PART REPLACEMENT TIMELINE

      If parts are too large or too complex for customers to install themselves, we will schedule a Cosine engineer to visit your facility to install the part within a week. 

      No Downtime Guarantee

      While your printer is under maintenance, we will perform your prints at our headquarters. We will send one of our Cosine expert technicians within a one week period. Standardized shipping is covered; however, all we ask of you is to cover materials costs. This warranty will ensure that your prints won't miss their deadline.
       

       
       

      Timeline

      Please note that although we ask you to cover costs of materials, be aware that you are normally responsible in covering your own material costs. Standardized shipping will be covered. Faster methods we ask that you cover. 

      Payments not covered:

      • Costs to ship faster than ground shipping (expedited)
      • Materials costs
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