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Saint-Gobain

 

Discover how Saint-Gobain’s introduction of the Markforged X7 impacted their  production workflow.

Before and After 3D Printing : Comparison

14% of Previous Cost

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Only 6 months for ROI

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Problem

Saint-Gobain is a manufacturer and distributor of bespoke materials and solutions for various applications across many industries. From its HQ in Massachusetts, Saint-Gobain currently provides for the development within 100 regional plants; supporting their operations through new and optimised technologies.

 

Saint-Gobain need to be incredibly responsive in their workflow. When a customer requests a new bespoke solution, the method through which Saint-Gobain supplies the solution must be both efficient and accurate, ensuring that lead times are as short as possible. However, Saint-Gobain found that even simple requests by their customers were leading to the fabrication of many parts and a cost of 12,000 hours.

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Solution

Through the utilisation of their Markforged X7, which is able to print parts 1.4x stronger than traditional ABS, the team saw their lead times and costs reduce dramatically; without them having to sacrifice on the quality of their parts. Instead of having to produce $47,000 worth of parts in 1,200 hours, Saint-Gobain are now able to print those 400 parts in a fraction of the time and cost; saving approximately 90 days of lead time. For the future, Saint-Gobain looks to involve Markforged printers in more of their plants around America, seeing them as the solution to previous issues in lead times and cost.

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