Welcome at Macsys Holding
3d Printing [2006-2011]
Macsys was founded as a General Partnership (Dutch V.O.F.) on 13 October 2006 by André Schalkwijk and Marcel Alfons. The name Macsys is inspired by CAM software Cimatron, where MACSYS stands for Machine Coordinate System. Macsys uses SketchUp software to transform architectural 2D drawings into 3D surface models. The 3D surface models are fed into Z-Corp printers to create tangible solid models or maquettes. Z-Corp printers use inkjet-technology to create full colour models, making them ideal for visualization.
Traditionally, architectural models are handmade using various materials. These materials have a look and feel that is close the the finished building, something that can not be achieved with 3d printing. The benefit of 3d printing is speed. A virtual 3d model is created faster and in finer detail then hand crafted models, especially if the building design is already available in CAD. Because 3d printed models are build up in layers, the surface finish is inferior to traditional models. The surface finish however can be improved by sanding or bead blasting.
scanned 2d drawing
ISO-view of both facade- and floor-plan in SketchUp
constructing the 3D model with push-pull tools
finalized 3D model including shadow and sketched lines effect
Dronten. Details include; tiled roof, water drainage pipes and muntin windows. At the time of modelling this project, there was no 'shell function' available. So creating the correct wall thicknesses had to be done manually. A very tedious and time consuming task, which is fully automated in most solid modellers. . mansion where available in AutoCad2D format. The mansion includes: a swimming pool, sauna, fitness room and underground parking.
Safety Always Matters (SAM) printed, Fugro Award
Mechanics of Materials
Macsys Engineering B.V. and Macsys Holding B.V. are founded May 22, 2012, and replaced the existing V.O.F. structure.
geneva wheel, model created and animated in NX6
intermitting motion gears, model created and animated in NX6
scotch yoke, model created and animated in NX6
variable quick drop, model created and animated in NX6
Above mechanisms are derived from the books Ingenious Mechanisms for Designers and Inventors.