From rapid prototyping, to scalable manufacturing, the Series 1 line of 3D printers offers the opportunity to reduce risk while increasing flexibility, and does so with affordable scalability.
With 3D printing, businesses have the opportunity to design, create, and revise parts or entire products and with the reliability and durability of the Series 1, and the scalability and volume of our Print Pod, the Series 1 can serve you all the way from desktop prototype to final production.
Our virtually clog-free G2 Extruder is capable of printing with hundreds of materials on the market today and of delivering reliably under continuous heavy use.
Where traditional prototyping and manufacturing cannot offer custom and low volume runs affordably, the Series 1 3D printers offer an alternative.
Dan Walters (shown above) is CEO of Copper Harbor, Inc., a San Leandro-based chemical company. Walters needed a solution for an aerospace client's request for single-use packaging for a powerful, two-part adhesive.
The traditional path of prototyping locally, followed by manufacturing abroad, would cost up to $50,000 with a minimum order far larger than required, and taken months to negotiate, manufacture and transport.
Walters turned to the Series 1 and was able to prototype the solution, incorporate input from the client, and manufacture the first batch of his packaging solution, all on the Series 1. Not only was he able accomplish it for under $5,000, but he did so with a turnaround time of only 15 days, start to finish.
By minimizing financial output, as therefore risk, manufacturers can use the Series 1 to deliver at a fraction of the cost of traditional manufacturing, while avoiding over-production, inventory warehousing, and overstock.
Perhaps most importantly, as Dan Walters noted, was that the Series 1 enables you to design and manufacture your own solutions. In the case of Copper Harbor, Walters was able to meet the needs of a significant customer when it would not have been financially feasible otherwise.
"Next time they need a solution, they know they can come to me," said Walters.