3D print of the housing used in the agricultural vehicle
REFORM is an Austrian manufacturer of specialized vehicles for agriculture. Annually produces about 600 vehicles and 700 devices with accessories.
Reform was looking for a solution that would help it increase production flexibility and accelerate the introduction of new machine models to the market. The growing demand for new elements, including the production of prototypes with complex geometry, has allowed the company to open itself to the introduction of new technology. 3D printing turned out to be a very important step forward not only for the entire company, but most importantly, for the entire manufacturing process.
The use of 3D printing technology to accelerate work on the new generation of vehicles.
The time window for the production of prototype parts is usually very narrow. Moreover, most of the new elements are subject to structural modification at the molding stage. Ordering new parts to external companies is usually associated with a long lead time, which can take up to 3-4 weeks. Making corrections further extends the waiting time. The company wanted to produce parts as soon as possible, verify their geometry and perform functional tests. Screen reader support enabled.
The use of a 3D printer in the company has allowed to accelerate the implementation of the new project. In just a few days the manufacturer could test 3D printed parts on prototypes of his vehicles.
The company is increasingly making plastic components with very complex geometry. Investment in tools for thermoforming prototypes may be at risk due to numerous design changes.
The use of FFF technology allows the production of elements with even the most complex shapes.
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