3D printing has proven improvements in efficiency and profitability across multiple different companies in the consumer product industry.
With rapid prototyping, the time between innovation to production is hugely minimised. Streamlining this gap is helping companies get their products to the market quicker than their competitors, ultimately allowing for profitability gains in the long run.
Using 3D printing as a means of efficient manufacturing reduces complexities in production. Manufacture times are reduced, less hands are required to man the process, all the while, the end product has greater customisability in material, pattern and colour.
Case Study: FDM - Functional Prototypes - Jigs and Fixtures
For Santa Cruz Bicycles (Santa Cruz), a bike is more than just a way to get from one place to another. A Santa Cruz bike is the embodiment of the company’s goal to build the world’s highest performing mountain bikes, guiding riders over rough terrain and on to new vistas.Download
Case Study: PolyJet
In an increasingly global and competitive marketplace, YKK Europe Ltd. (YKK) is leading the assault on product development times with PolyJet™ technology. Sacrificial die block inserts for injection mold tools that previously took a week or more to make in the company’s busy machine shop now take just one to two hours with additive manufacturing.Download
Case Study: GSK - Functional Prototyping
GSK leaves no stone unturned in its effort to provide better healthcare products and maintain its dominance in the market. Being an industry leader, GSK is fully aware of the importance of product packaging (color, shape, aesthetics, etc.), which can help grab the customer’s attention and build a personal connection.Download