CREAT3D CASE STUDIES

Outstanding Results From Additive Manufacturing Solutions

Our clients are realising cost savings of up to 97%, lead time reductions from weeks to hours and improved functionality & performance. Read more about what your peers are achieving.

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SECURITY ENTRANCE CONTROL MANUFACTURER

CHALLENGE

Deliver highly bespoke security entrance solutions to clients, featuring rapidly evolving technologies

 

SOLUTION

Embedding the Markforged Mark Two composite 3D printer into the Engineering Design Team

 

RESULTS

  • Re-defined business process resulting in bespoke products in 8-10 weeks

  • Ability to produce previously cost & time prohibitive end-use parts

  • Up to 95.5% cost reduction for production aids and tools

  • Achieve right-first-time applications with bespoke jigs

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INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER

CHALLENGE

To reduce costs & create bespoke solutions

 

SOLUTION

Deploying range of 3D Printers (SLA, CFF & FFF technologies)

 

RESULTS

  • Freedom with design for bespoke solutions

  • Up to 96% lower costs, which feed to the end customer

  • Up to 98.8% shorter lead times, from weeks to days

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TOOLING & AUTOMATION SYSTEMS MANUFACTURER

3D PRINTED APPLICATION

Assembly jig

TRADITIONAL FABRICATION METHOD

3 axis CNC machine

 

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SOLUTION

Markforged Mark Two Composite (CFF) 3D Printer

RESULTS

  • 96% cost saving, from £300 to £10.07

  • 98% lead time reduction, from 3 weeks to 10 hours

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GAS PIPELINE SOLUTIONS MANUFACTURER

3D PRINTED APPLICATION

Functional prototype for CFD analysis and simulation

TRADITIONAL FABRICATION METHOD

Outsourced to 3rd party

 

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SOLUTION

Formlabs Form 2 (Stereolithography)

RESULTS

  • Enablement of faster part re-engineering, functionality & performance testing prior to making mould tool

  • 93% cost saving, down to just £40 per part

  • 97% lead time reduction, from 2-4 weeks to >24 hours

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LIGHTING PRODUCT DESIGNER & MANUFACTURER

3D PRINTED APPLICATION

Working prototype

TRADITIONAL FABRICATION METHOD

CNC Milling

 

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SOLUTION

Formlabs Form 2 (Stereolithography)

RESULTS

  • Faster product to market (shortened development cycle)

  • 97% cost saving, from £800 to £25

  • 93% lead time reduction, from 2 weeks to 22 hours

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ELECTRIC FORMULA RACE TEAM

CHALLENGE

Product a better performing track car by enabling continuous design improvement, and light-weighting end components

SOLUTION

Incorporate Markforged Composite 3D printers into design and production workflows to produce end-use components and functional prototypes

RESULTS

  • Overall 60kg weight reduction on the race car

  • Design team changed workflow by enabling 3D printing to produce better designs at lower cost and lower risk

  • Faster speed of improvement to generate competitive advantages

HEINEKEN

Using 3D printing significantly reduces lead time from design to final part, minimising the need to involve internal purchasing and goods-in departments, as well as outsourced fabricators. As we design for Additive Manufacturing, it also allows us to produce a better fit and functioning part than required so we save hours by not having to create 2D drawings.

Expert Tooling & Automation
Richard Gardiner, Project Manager

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