THE POTENTIAL OF ADDITIVE

CASE STUDIES

HOW IT WORKS

MACHINES

Here’s how two manufacturers applied additive manufacturing to the challenges they faced:

RAPID TURNAROUND WITH NO ASSEMBLY

Challenge
Produce a cable routing mount for a new Airbus airplane in just two weeks. Speed wasn’t the only “must have.” Sogeti High Tech also had to reduce weight and eliminate assembly.

3D Results

  • 2 weeks from sketch to finished part
  • 30 components reduced to 1 part
  • 70-day production time cut to only 19 hours
  • 30% weight reduction

Find Out How
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LIGHTER AND STRONGER COMPONENTS

Challenge
Build an antenna bracket for outer space that was both lighter and stronger. Not only did RUAG need to reduce weight to lower launch costs, it could not sacrifice performance (in fact, the company wanted to improve it).

3D Results

  • 2 weeks from sketch to finished part
  • 40% weight reduction
  • Exceeded rigidity requirements by 30%
  • Met strict aerospace accrediting standards

Learn More
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Featured Machine: EOS Integra P 400 

Developed to meet the demand for plastic additive manufacturing, the EOS Integra P 400 empowers designers, production engineers and material makers alike. With an impressive array of new user-friendly features that offer unprecedented productivity, software controls, material capability, and simple serviceability, the Integra P 400 is the most flexible and accommodating 3D Printer on the market.