WhiteClouds is All Things 3D Printing. Five designers set out to build a 3D Printed model of Elon Musk's Hyperloop. Each designer took a component of the Hyperloop concept and designed digital 3D models based on images released by Musk. The model consists of elevated tubes that are supported by pillars. There are passenger transport capsules that run through the tubes and a station where people will load and unload.
After the models were designed in various computer aided design (CAD) software, the group used 3 different 3D printers to print the parts layer by layer. The Connex 500 printed the pillars in an ABS-like plastic. The tubes are made of a clear UV-cured resin and printed with the ProJet 3500 HDMax. The ZPrinter 650 printed the station platform and the pods. They are full-color and made of the sandstone-like material. The team then assembled the parts to create the scale model of the Hyperloop.
The WhiteClouds' Lab is home to 10 types of 3D printers that use different technologies and various materials to build 3D objects. The Hyperloop project is a fun demonstration of what WhiteClouds is able to do. But the company is generally busy working on other 3D Printing related projects that will help bring 3D printing to the masses.