Mass Produced Custom Ear Buds with FDM: Normal
Not all ears are created equal. Which is why Normal, based in New York, decided to end the one-size-fits-all paradigm with a game-changing 3D printing concept. Customers scan their ears with an easy to use phone app and send the results, along with their color and cord length requests, to Normal. Normal keeps 10 Fortus […]
Streamlining Injection Molding with 3D Printed Tools: Seuffer
Seuffer, a leading manufacturer of parts for the automotive and household appliances industries, uses PolyJet technology to create complex tools for injection molding, resulting in a dramatic reduction in development leads times and a significant amount of savings in tool development.
Functional Prototyping with FDM: Minimizer
Minimizer, a manufacturer of plastic truck parts, uses black ULTEM to 3D print prototypes of semi-truck fenders. Due to the material’s high tensile strength and rigidness, they can mount these prototypes onto semi-trucks and take them out on the road for testing.
Silicone Mold Masters Created with Stratasys Fortus 3D Printer: ScanMed
When outside vendors were causing ScanMed extra expense and long delays in getting their product to market, they took it upon it themselves to create parts internally using FDM technology. Not only did they save on time, but they also experienced a 60% cost savings when compared to CNC machining an aluminum pattern.
End of Arm Tooling with FDM: Genesis Systems Group
Genesis Systems Group worked with Stratasys to create an FDM end of arm gripper that was durable enough to pick up a carbon fiber part and hold onto it while being cut with a waterjet. In doing so, they experienced a total time savings of 85% and cost savings of 94%.
Injection Molding with PolyJet Technology: Diversified Plastics
Description: Diversified Plastics uses PolyJet technology to 3D print an injection mold for a customer that they can use to produce a new product prototype in the final production material. As a result, they were able to save 4 weeks of production lead time and $11,500 in cost as compared to their previous use of […]
FDM 3D Printing Technology Helps Reimagine Manufacturing: Acist Medical
FDM Technology from Stratasys has enabled medical device manufacturer Acist to better design medical devices while eliminating inventory. Instead of parts on shelves, inventory has become digital files on a server.