In order to minimize the development time for new products, Geberit International AG manufactures many prototypes using 3D printing. Since 2016, the Swiss company uses a Sintratec S1 for design optimization and material testing in its prototyping laboratory.
Laser sintering technology enables medical technology designers to print plastic objects for feasibility studies within a very short time. The functional prototypes largely have the same properties as injection-moulded parts. EEM AG goes one step further: It manages a balancing act between the production of prototypes and small series.
The HTL Dornbirn places importance on modern additive manufacturing methods not only in terms of understanding but also of applying. In order that the students are ready for their career start and technologically up to date, the Austrian vocational school uses Sintratec technology.
At Geberit we do not only use a wide range of 3D printers but have been doing so for many years. Our main application is the production of functional prototypes. Since most of our products come in contact with water, it is important that they are watertight but also can sustain strong water pressure.
As industrial designers, we at VIEWSDESIGN need high-quality models to test our visions for their feasibility. The manufacturing of these models by conventional, mechanical methods is expensive and above all, time-consuming. Nowadays, for us to take this extra time is no longer an option due to ever faster innovation cycles.
We are a young start-up company with the aim of developing a 3D printer for large components at an attractive price. In addition we offer a 3D printing service and engineering services.