Lately, some PC and PA(Nylon) parts which 3D printed by Mankati E180 are applied to industrial machines of Schneider Electric company. This cooperation is a proof of the potential that 3D printing technology can be helpful in industry sector and the great capability that Mankati E180 owns.
When 3D printing meets traditional industry sector
Mankati always keeps having a high standard of our own products, and this effort gets paid. Lately, Schneider Electric company decided to try to apply 3D printing technology to its manufacturing process. And Schneider finally chose Mankati to be the partner after it evaluated numbers of 3D printing companies.
How is Schneider using 3D printing technology?
Schneider takes advantages of the perfect service offered by Mankati, and has achieved enormously in a short time after it began to use Mankati E180. The achievements are as following:
Producing Non-standard parts
Based on actual needs and the characteristics of different materials, non-standard parts and spare parts of equipment printed by Mankati are great helps for quick test iterations, reducing the length of R&D cycles and equipment maintenance costs.
Jigs and fixtures
Schneider needs a large amount of jigs and fixtures in manufacturing process. And it always needs customized pneumatic clamps for its non-standard machines. Making customized pneumatic clamps usually takes a lot of time which is ineffective for manufacturing .
Using Mankati 3D printing technology, engineers can make and check the produced Fixtures, jigs and pneumatic clamps quickly. At the same time, the printed parts usually have better integration structure which makes the fixture and jig perform better. And the designing and testing process can be more quickly and easily.
The development of standard products is often affected by mold, which requires a long development cycle, and is extremely expensive. Using 3D printing technology through the R&D process, without the mold, you can quickly verify and test the product appearance, function and other aspects . The time and costs of development cycles can be reduces significantly as well.
Maintenance of equipment & facility
When the equipment, facility or production line is damaged, the purchase of the original parts is usually very expensive. By printing out the replacement parts through 3D Printing Technology , you can significantly reduce the maintenance costs and downtime.
Schneider is the leading company in electric industry globally with a long history, and it has a wide diversification of products. When deciding to introduce new technology, Schneider especially cares about how this new technology can be used and put into practice. Mankati eventually succeeded helping Schneider to import 3D printing technology to their production line by offer excellent products and services. This successful cooperation further enhances Mankati’s capability to serve big manufacturing companies.
Mankati welcome enterprises to come to consult and discuss how 3D printing technology can be used in your companies to achieve better performance in manufacturing business with us. We are willing to share our knowledge and experiences with you.