Formlabs Case Study:

Speeding up the Development and Design of High-Volume Series Parts with In-House Desktop 3D Printing

Engineers rely on computer-aided design (CAD) software to transform initial ideas into practical designs for large-scale manufacturing. Along the way, they need to conduct extensive testing and revise their designs in response to feedback. Complex assemblies are produced in production runs of several million using extrusion blow or injection molding processes. Consequently, companies have to carry out extensive tests and rapidly develop innovative systems.

Riegler, a family business that specializes in high-volume plastics production, reduced risk and development time by implementing 3D printing in-house using desktop stereolithography (SLA) machines. 3D printing has also improved Riegler’s ability to communicate and collaborate with its customers, leading to better results when it bids for contracts—as was the case when it won a contract to develop and design complex system components for a market-leading medical diagnostics company.

Download this case study to learn:

  • The benefits of a digital manufacturing workflow for complex, high-volume plastic parts such as the components of a diagnostic system
  • How Riegler replicates the characteristics of an injection molded plastic part with Formlabs Standard resin
  • How in-house SLA 3D printing enabled Riegler to achieve a 90 percent reduction in lead time and a 76 percent reduction in cost

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