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“Thanks to Objet, models can now be evaluated and accepted within just one or two days, so we are saving four to six weeks of work as compared to our previous mold-making process.” Delivering innovative, state-of-the-art sports footwear apparel and accessories in virtually every country in the world is no small feat. Yet, with more…

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Art Center College of Design

The Art Center College of Design carries out projects with 3D printing to prepare students for design work in the automotive industry.

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Luxury car maker Bentley uses a Stratasys Connex500 3D printer. Watch the video case study here.

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Black and Decker

Black & Decker’s Global Design Centre in Spennymoor, CountyDurham is using the Dimension 3D Printer from Stratasys to dramatically speed up product development time. Black & Decker is the world’s largest producer of power tools and accessories. The company has seen product development cycles in the UK decrease significantly over the past decade as global…

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Bondy Fiesta

Toy manufacturer meets deadlines, cuts design errors, and gains new projects with Objet Eden260v 3D Printer. “We’ve reduced design errors by 80% and we’ve seen a huge improvement in the predictability of our product development schedules, and in the quality we deliver.” — Roberto Aguilar Marquez, Marketing Director, Bondy Fiesta Background Bondy Fiesta manufactures a…

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Brown & Holmes

3D printing replacing metal part production for workholding specialist Brown & Holmes specialises in the design and manufacture of bespoke workholding, precision machining and sub-contract machining solutions. During eight decades of business the Tamworth-based firm has built up a strong reputation for delivering quality, and today supplies to a wide range of end users and…

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Coventry University

Coventry University’s Department of Industrial Design has gained worldwide recognition for its educational leadership, thanks to its use of Stratasys 3D printing technology and its other educational innovations. For over 30 years, Coventry University’s Department of Industrial Design has been pioneering new developments, and many graduates have gone on to hold key positions in the…

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Crane Payment Innovations (CPI)

3D printing saving more than a few pennies for coin-handling expert A 120-year-old former cotton mill in suburban Oldham might not be the sort of location you’d immediately associate with Japanese philosophy. Then again, Crane Payment Innovations (CPI) is not just any business. In 2010, the company acquired Oldham-based Money Controls, which was founded 43…

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Design Reality

Watch a video on how product designers Design Reality to accurately evaluate designs prior to tooling and win new business. Since installing an Objet Connex 3D printer, SYS customer Design Reality can produce prototypes overnight rather than waiting for days as they did previously. For Design Reality the installation of the latest multi-material 3D printing…

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‘I can’t imagine how we lived without our 3D printer’ In product development, speed and flexibility are everything. Success is invariably measured by how quickly an idea can be turned into reality, a process which requires accuracy and adaptability throughout the design cycle. It’s a challenge faced by Duku day in, day out. A product…

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More than 700 3D printed models have been created over just 18 months on an Objet30 desktop printer at fire protection equipment specialist, Fike Fire Safety Technology, enabling lead times to be shortened for new product development with response to changes taking hours rather than weeks. In addition, the company now has the ability to…

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No challenge too big for the Stratasys F900, as Fluxaxis has proved 3D-printing business Fluxaxis certainly likes a challenge – even when it’s quite literally a giant-sized one. The company’s experts regularly work with clients on the type of big sculptures that form the centrepieces of stadia and public spaces, and few come bigger than…

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Gti Corporation

Gti Corporation uses an Objet Connex 3D printer for rapid prototyping rubber sealing systems, such as automotive door and window seals. Full Case Study How 3D Printing Solved the Luxury Paradox… Gti Corporation designs and manufactures tooling for rubber sealing systems, such as automotive door and window seals. There’s a paradox in the automotive industry….

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Imperial College, London

The Eden 3D printer used bio-compatible material to create a solid model giving pre-operative visual and tactile information, helping an operation on a soldier’s knee. Summary Reconstructive surgery normally involves total joint replacement which is normally coupled with full trauma and anxiety for the patient. For the surgical procedure high skill is required with visual…

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Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) installed an Objet500 Connex 3D Printer because of its multi-material capability, which combines two different materials and draws on their best attributes to deliver superior models. In a company where product development is key, this was important.Jaguar Land Rover invested in the Objet500 Connex to broaden its resin-based rapid prototyping capabilities….

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Kelly Manufacturing Company

Kelly Manufacturing Company (KMC) manufactures the R.C. Allen line of aircraft instruments and is the world’s largest manufacturer of general aviation instruments. Direct Digital Manufacturing Reduces Instrument Part Cost 5% and Lead Time 93% “The lead time for 500 units has been shortened to three days. In the aircraft world, that’s quick for certified production…

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The Lamborghini Lab built complete 1/6 scale prototypes of the Lamborghini Aventador body and chassis in two months, including printing out and assembling the parts. Lamborghini’s new Aventador flagship model two-seat sports car was the Top Gear Car of the Year for 2011. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, has a…

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Leptron is a leader in remotely piloted helicopters focusing on law enforcement, military and civilian uses. They use Direct Digital Manufacturing to make end-use parts. Leptron’s RDASS 4 is a unique unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that weighs only five pounds and can be in the air in five minutes’ notice. Its four battery-powered electric motors…

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Doctors make house calls, but there are no patients to see at Medtronic’s Sofamor Danek prototype lab. Instead they come to see their ideas for new surgical instruments become working prototypes with the help of FDM technology prototyping. With locations in Memphis, Tenn. and Rossi, France, Sofamor Danek is the world leader in spinal and…

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3D printing reduces CMM fixture costs tenfold for global aerospace manufacturer Over the past 60 years, Moog Aircraft Group has earned a reputation across the globe as a company that makes the impossible a reality. A leading supplier of integrated control actuation systems for civil and military aircraft, the business is committed to extending its…

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Nifco is focussed on designing, developing and manufacturing quality components for the automotive industry. Nifco has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in many product areas, from the interior of a vehicle to the exterior, inclusive of the engine. With over 35 years experience in designing, developing, manufacturing and testing Powertrain components, Nifco needed the…

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Oxford University

The Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at Oxford University has selected an Objet30 Pro 3D printer for innovative research. The CNCB is an autonomous research centre embedded within the University of Oxford. It is deploying its new Objet30 Pro desktop 3D printer from Stratasys UK partner SYS Systems to help accelerate and improve the…

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Putting ‘fast’ in ‘fastener’

ZIPPER MANUFACTURER YKK CUTS PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TIME WITH POLYJET 3D PRINTING In an increasingly global and competitive marketplace, YKK Europe Ltd (YKK) is leading the assault on product development times with PolyJet™ technology. Sacrificial die block inserts for injection mold tools that previously took a week or more to make in the company’s busy machine…

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Queens University Hospital

Distributed, installed and serviced by leading Stratasys UK distributor, SYS Systems Limited. The innovative 3D printing machine, Objet 30 PRO, has been installed at the Queens University Belfast Hospital where it will help provide innovative medical advancements. Some of the most incredible uses for 3D printing are developing within the medical field, helping to provide…

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Rutland Plastics

Rutland Plastics have been able to directly print injection moulds as well as rapid prototyping end products. The viability of 3D printing technology has really come of age, according to one of the UK’s leading trade injection moulding specialists. Steve Ayre, Managing Director of Rutland Plastics, suggests: “The process is useable not only to mimic…

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Rutland Plastics Invest in Carbon Fiber

Carbon fiber 3D printing a perfect match for injection moulding firm Injection moulding specialist Rutland Plastics is a business undaunted by the prospect of positioning itself on the innovation front line. Its 30 moulding machines, which weigh anywhere between 25 and 1,700 tonnes, produce a diverse range of parts serving a multitude of industries, from…

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Saint Gobain PAM UK

The Telford facility of Saint Gobain PAM UK, a specialist in iron pipeline, cover and drainage solutions, has begun utilising Stratasys 3D printers for Direct Digital Manufacturing. The machine paid for itself in just a few weeks after Saint Gobain PAM estimated it had returned a staggering £145,000 of savings in its first 4 months,…

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Speedo have cut design iteration times dramatically by the use of a Connex 3D printer when rapid prototyping swimwear. Objet Connex 3D Printer Cuts Prototyping Time by Weeks at Speedo. Sold and installed by Objet’s UK distributor, SYS Systems Limited, the innovative rapid prototyping machine has taken up residence within Aqualab, Speedo’s global R&D facility…

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Treks prototyping lab was among the first to adopt the Objet500 Connex3, an advanced colour multi-material 3D printer that runs on PolyJet technology. Think of your bike. How many materials does it represent? A rigid metal frame, firm rubber tires, soft handlebar grips, a cushioned seat, clear and coloured lenses a lot of engineering and…

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UAV Solutions

UAV Solutions specialises in UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and UAV control systems. This video shows how UAV have incorporated 3D printing into not just the prototyping stage, but also into manufacturing. According to company CEO Bill Davidson, when the company bought their first Stratasys Dimension 1200es 3D Printer, they thought that it was an impressive…

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Unique 3D-printing innovation helping spring ring manufacturer to meet customer demand

The sights, the sounds, the smells. A walk around the factory floor at Cirteq is a real assault on the senses. A relentless hum and hammer of machinery almost everywhere you turn, raw materials undergoing a variety of treatments and vastly experienced workers buzzing around with warm smiles and welcoming nods. It feels like manufacturing…

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University of Derby

SYS 3D Printing Technology Crafting the Engineers of Tomorrow The county of Derbyshire is renowned worldwide as a centre of manufacturing excellence, with a high proportion of its workforce employed in advanced technology industries. That’s why it made perfect sense for the University of Derby to seek the very best solution when it came to…

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3D printing provides engineers’ answer to time and cost savings challenge One of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction equipment has slashed 18 weeks off its prototyping times and more than 90 per cent off its costs by employing Stratasys 3D printing technology. As part of a project to design new water pump housing for…

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Warwick School

“Over the last 12 months, the Objet 3D printer has proven to be such a powerful tool that it has become a ‘game changer’ for us by bringing aspects of engineering design and manufacture to life.” Problem To promote additional student interest in design and engineering and encourage and help them understand the benefits of…

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Upgrade to latest Stratasys 3D printer expands prototyping capabilities at Waters Disillusioned with waiting weeks for an outsourced prototype, then having to start the process again if the design needed modifications, a specialist in scientific analytical systems made the switch to in-house 3D printing six years ago when it acquired a Stratasys Eden 250 from…

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