Calendário de Atividades do BEElab.UA – 1º semestre 2017
Como a Impressão 3D nos apaixona, a BEEVERYCREATIVE quer partilhar conhecimento e experiência enriquecedoras contigo! 😉
À semelhança dos workshops que desenvolvemos anteriormente, preparámos uma série de workshops gratuitos para os próximos meses que te permitirão saber mais sobre a Impressão 3D e as suas potencialidades! 😉
ONDE?BEElab.UA na Incubadora de Empresas da Universidade de Aveiro
André Magro – Mestre em Engenharia Civil pela Universidade de Aveiro e está no Departamento de Inovação da BEEVERYCREATIVE.
Francisco Mendes – Cofundador da BEEVERYCREATIVE e CTO. Licenciado em Engenharia de Telecomunicações e mestre em Automação Industrial, pela Universidade de Aveiro.
Paulo Casimiro – Entusiasta da impressão 3D, é colaborador da BEEVERYCREATIVE desde a sua criação. É formado em Gestão de Empresas e exerce atualmente a função de gestor de produto da gama de filamentos.
Inscreve-te, enviando um email para firstname.lastname@example.org com o assunto: Workshop (+nome do Workshop no qual te queres inscrever) e com o teu nome, contacto telefónico, email e área de formação. Se tiveres quiseres alguma dúvida, podes esclarecê-la por email connosco!
Vem descobrir o fascinante mundo da Impressão 3D connosco! 🙂
April 29, 2016
Written by Sergio Moreira
Head of Marketing, Sales & Community
BEEVERYCREATIVE – One of the Portuguese Brands of the Year
These days much has happened in the BEEHIVE… a lot of buzz (or bzzz like the bees do)!
On April 27th, we were invited to be at an event, organized by Exame Informática, one of the most important and trusted Portuguese Magazines for Tech Product news and reviews.
We should mention that the week before, BEEVERYCREATIVE was invited to be at an event organized by a Portuguese Government entity. There, we were surprised to be awarded with the “Empresa Gazela 2015” award, roughly translated to “Gazelle Company 2015”. This award is given to fledgling companies with high growth rates.
Anyway, back to the annual Exame Informática Awards ceremony, which singles out the previous year’s most noteworthy technological products and companies. Many big tech names came out, for the many categories such as Innovation, Product of The Year, and so on. Some of the brands were Samsung, Sony, DJI, Critical Software, but one category in particular was very special to us: the Portuguese Brands of The Year. In this category, they chose three brands to be brands of the year: Uniplaces, a global startup for student accommodation; JP Sá Couto, distinguished for its ability to adapt to new markets and a reference in the field of education; and … BEEVERYCREATIVE! Our second award in two weeks!
Exame Informática had already awarded us in 2013, more specifically, they distinguished our BEETHEFIRST 3D printer as “Tech Product of the Year 2013”. It was the first time that Exame Informática, which reviews a lot of tech products of worldwide brands, chose a Portuguese tech product to be the Tech Product of the Year. This was fantastic, as you can imagine! Even today, when we mention the prize, it still is considered an amazing feat.
We are very proud indeed, but this would not be possible without our BEEs, employees, partners, community, fans and friends. A huge, huge thanks to all of you! : D
We’re a young company. We’ve been at this 3D printing thing for just under three years, so when we make claims regarding our product’s reliability, how do we back this up? Testing its immediate abilities isn’t that much of a problem, as our first two BEEstories (#1 and #2) can attest.
Let’s be honest, it’s a perfectly legitimate question! Every manufacturer makes all sorts of statements regarding their products’ durability, but it’s not possible to fully evaluate their real-world performance, no matter how much testing and quality control took place before its launch. Even highly-anticipated launches preceded by a rock-solid company reputation sometimes give their creators red-faces in the quality department (the iPhone 4 and its death grip, the spontaneously-combusting Ferrari 458 Italia, to name two recent cases).
So it’s even harder for a fledgling enterprise to prove its product’s long-term capabilities. And BEEVERYCREATIVE fits this description neatly, with its BEETHEFIRST on the market for just over two years. Here at our headquarters, we have BEETHEFIRST’s running 24/7 without a noteworthy hitch, but this is hardly an impartial circumstance that we can put forward as iron-clad evidence of a 3D printer’s worth.
We needed an outside view, so we turned to one of our very first customers, electronics company, HFA. BEEVERYCREATIVE has worked with HFA from our beginning in 2013, and they became one of our first customers. Their idea was to have a 3D printer in their meeting room for demonstration, where they could show one of their products being prototyped on the spot. It should be pointed out that HFA specializes in providing customers from all over the globe with electronic appliances that are ready-to-go, i.e., they’re finished items that can be used immediately, without additional assembly.
In time, the BEETHEFIRST they had in their possession found its way to the factory floor, where it used in creating templates and prototypes. As is one of the core features of 3D printing, objects were created, tested and tweaked faster and cheaper than conventional methods, boosting productivity and lowering costs. Then, another twist: 3D printed objects began to be used on the production line itself, with finished pieces in use intensively and to this very day. For example, the pieces shown below were used on around 50,000 circuit boards. And with no need for maintenance whatsoever!
In January of this year, we reached out to HFA to ask for their collaboration in this very project we are currently presenting, and we found one of our original 3D printers not only in use, but way outside its comfort zone. A machine that was designed for home and educational use was thriving in an industrial setting, and so successfully that the same company had ordered two more new 3D printers from us.
So there you have it. This is one of our first real-world case-studies we found to bolster our claim to reliability. Don’t believe us? Check out the video below and hear these testimonies for yourselves.