Finding the innovation intersection to deliver immediate product and process value throughout the value chain
Additive manufacturing is impacting industrial manufacturing by changing prototyping, tooling, and production. Some of the major benefits motivating the industry to utilize AM solutions are cost reduction, decreased design cycle time, and tool-less production. 3D printing is being used to streamline processes in the form of jigs and fixtures. It is also being used for low volume prototyping, spare parts, and even production parts.
If you are an industrial manufacturing professional and you think you may be interested in utilizing 3d printing, feel free to contact the experts and we will help bring your organization through the next generation of manufacturing.
- Work Aids: Tooling, Jigs, Fixtures
- Machine Scale Models
- Custom Housings
- Spare parts
- Polymer 3D Printers
- Creaform 3D Scanners
- Metal 3D Printing
- Polymer 3D Printing
- 3D Scanning
- Reverse Engineering
- CAD File Repair for 3D Printing
- Injection Molding
William Baldwin, Project Engineer, Oakridge Global Energy Solutions
Rapid Prototyping of 20 battery cases and 20 lids
William needed the battery cases in less than a week
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 / SAVINGS
Production Time – By implementing 3D printing, we were able to quickly design and 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.