Sub-Zero Group Inc., based in Madison, Wisc., manufactures luxury appliances, and has been a beta customer for the F770. Doug Steindl, corporate development lab supervisor, says the F770 helps keep the printing of larger parts in-house, creating a cost savings of 30 to 40 percent. “It’s speed to market on everything,” he says. “Our 3D printing lab is faced with new product builds every six weeks. The faster we can turn things around, the better, and the quickest way we can do that is to keep as much in house as possible. The F770 delivers on that need.”
The F770 helps manufacturers avoid the high costs and long lead times of traditional machining, the complexity of some high-end 3D printers, and the poor quality and hidden costs of many other low-end large format 3D printers on the market. It provides the intuitive interface and ease of use of Stratasys F123 Series™ printers in a jumbo form factor. The system is accurate to less than .25 mm in the XY axis and features a build envelope of 1000 x 610 x 610 mm. Key applications include large jigs and fixtures, large functional prototypes such as vehicle panels, and large trays full of small production parts.