Advancing the design cycle with 3D printing.
Beyond successfully incorporating FDM ABS
thermoplastic into fixture and tool production,
mawe presstec has extended the use of its F170
3D printer to prototyping. As Werling explained,
this has helped advance the company’s
customer engagement considerably, since
product prototypes help potential and existing
customers visualize designs better. Difficult
design requests can be analyzed and solved
much faster with a physical prototype, which
accelerates the overall sales process.
“The F170 has positively impacted our services,
as we are able to use 3D printed prototypes
effectively in sales discussions and design
verification,” Werling added. “Another great
tool in shortening the product design cycle is
the GrabCAD Print software, which we use to
quickly and easily convert CAD files to 3D prints.
Specifically, with the newest updates in the last
year, the GrabCAD software has made the design
stage of our in-house production a lot more
comfortable and streamlined.”
Mawe presstec has seamlessly integrated the
F170 into it its tooling and fixture production,
as well as prototyping needs of the business.
It’s a valued addition to the machinery park
and production capabilities and allows mawe
presstec’s sheet metal experts to focus on the
essentials: delivering the best possible sheet
metal products to customers.