From traditional manufacturing to digital manufacturing professional 3D-Solutions

From traditional manufacturing to digital manufacturing professional

Our customer, whom we are unfortunately not allowed to name here, specializes in plastics technology in the civil engineering industry. The company wanted to find out to what extent it is possible to profitably apply additive manufacturing (AM) in their own company and to their products. The company had no previous contact with the technology of 3D printing and its processes.

Goals

  1. potential analysis
  2. Elaborate application concepts
  3. 3D Printing System Selection
  4. Production tests
  5. Material formulation

Challenges

  • The affected components were larger than the commercially available 3D printing systems are capable of printing.
  • The diameter of these components was over 1.2m.
  • The development team had no knowledge in CAD design for AM.
  • The main material used was not 3D printable.


The solution

YIZUMI Germany Extruder system on industrial robot

The 3D printing of large objects requires not only a large 3D system, but also a corresponding material throughput, which can only be achieved with so-called extrusion systems with pellet feed. After the evaluation and test phase, the decision was made in favor of the Space A system from YIZUMI Germany

From traditional manufacturing to digital manufacturing professional 3D-Solutions

Material formulation by our material partners

The main material used by the customer, is not 3D printable in its basic form and a new compounding had to be developed. Through our extensive and strong partner network, a customized material was developed, tested and released in a short time.

Training

To ensure that all stakeholders, from design to post-processing, could understand, internalize and apply the processes, training sessions were held with the departments concerned.


Benefits

Technology leadership

Unser Kunde ist in seinem Geschäftsfeld nun ein Pionier in der Herstelltechnologie.

24/7 Production

Production does not stand still outside working hours.

Time and cost savings

Reduction in person-hours and costs per component were cut by more than half in both areas

Offcuts and waste

The change from a subtractive to an additive manufacturing process, resulted in a dramatic reduction of waste and offcuts. The waste can be shredded and added back to the production cycle.


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