Before and After SLA Printing : Comparison
76% cost reduction
90% reduction in lead time
Through the introduction of Formlabs Stereolithography (SLA) machines into their design process, Riegler can now develop the prototypes of their parts much faster than when outsourcing was the only option. Due to there being more time for prototyping, the parts can be cycled more than once meaning that there is more confidence in the final product when it is sent to the customer. Now, Riegler are able to turn their ideas into physical models within only a day and a night, compared to the 1-2 weeks which outsourcing would have cost previously. With there has been a reduction in lead times, there has also been a great reduction in cost, with parts costing approximately EUR 60 compared to the previous EUR 250.