Case Studies

We have experience in many areas, below are a few of our case studies.

CASE STUDY – “BATTERY CASES”


WHO?

William Baldwin, Project Engineer, Oakridge Global Energy Solutions

WHAT?

Rapid Prototyping of 20 battery cases and 20 lids

WHEN?

William needed the battery cases in less than a week

WHY?

The Pro Golf Association (PGA) convention in Orlando, FL was less then a week away and William and his team needed the cases to display in order to close golf cart battery sales!

BENEFITS:

PRODUCTION TIME – By implementing 3D printing, we were able to quickly design,

manufacture, 20 golf cart case assemblies in less than a week. Traditional methods would have

made this project take at least 7 weeks using injection molding, for a total time savings of 6

weeks.

PRODUCTION COSTS – We were able to save over $40,000 by 3D printing the cases

instead of injection molding them.

INCREASED SALES- William and his team were able to sell close to 5000 battery cases at

the convention which they accredit entirely to having samples for customers to examine in hand.

 

CASE STUDY – “THE TIDY HOOK”


WHO?

Vernon Nolan, Inventor of the tidy hook.

WHAT?

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, AND 3D PRINTING

Vernon needed help finalizing a snap feature for his tidy hook which would allow the hook to fit

around various types of door knobs and handles.

WHEN?

He needed the product redesigned, 3D Printed, and tested within 2 weeks so he could be ready

for a meeting coming up with a QVC affiliate.

WHY?

His current design could only fit on two door handles. He needed the part redesigned.

BENEFITS:

REDESIGN TIME

By implementing Computer Aided Design and 3D printing, we were able to quickly design,

manufacture, test, and then reiterate prototypes. Traditional methods would have made this

project take at least 28 weeks, while we were able to do it in only 2 weeks, for a total time

savings of 26 weeks.

PRODUCTION COSTS

We were able to save over $30,000 by 3D printing 7 different iterations of the tidy hook in

industrial ABS plastic versus traditional injection molding.

 

CASE STUDY – “SERGEANT’S UPHOLSTERY”


WHO?

Sargent’s upholstery, a custom car upholstery company.

WHAT?

Product development, Computer Aided Design, and 3D Printing. Sergeant’s needed custom
parts for auto repair.

WHY?

One part was no longer available for purchase and there were no 3rd party options; the only

other way would have been searching junkyards or hand fabricating a solution. Another part

was only available in a large and expensive kit.

BENEFITS:

DESIGN TIME – By implementing Computer Aided Design and 3D printing, we were able to

quickly design, manufacture, test, and then implement the parts. All the parts are now available

within a few hours on an as-needed basis.

PRODUCTION COSTS – We were able to save over $3,000 on a single part by designing and

3D printing one in industrial ABS plastic.

LEAD TIME – We were able to save countless hours by reverse engineering and 3D printing

discontinued parts that may have been impossible to find otherwise.

REDUCED WASTE – We were able to only use what was needed by reverse engineering and 3D printing a

single part that is usually only available in a kit.