Before and After 3D Printing : a Comparison
65% saving in time
75% saving in cost
Having realised this issue, the team immediately looked to 3D printing as a way to help reduce the costs of prototyping. Setting out with the aim of reducing these costs whilst also reducing their production cycle, the company decided to purchase a Markforged Metal X which allows for the printing of incredibly strong carbon fibre parts to be made. In only a few weeks of using the Metal X, Guhring UK had turned to produce fully-functional tool prototypes, at a third of the time and at a lower cost. The parts printed are also cheaper than their metal counterparts, by up to 60%, without having to sacrifice on strength. Instead, Guhring UK has been allowed to produce more versatile and lightweight parts for their customers, albeit at a far lower cost.