MARKFORGED MARK TWO 3D PRINTER ADAPTS PRODUCTION LINE OF GLOBAL ENERGY COMPANY

3D Printing Industry | 6/11/2019 | Tia Vialva
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Markforged’s multi award winning Mark Two 3D printer has been at the center of a high profile case study at a leading global energy services company. By using the system to support and maintain parts of its production line, the company has successfully been able to shorten the turnaround time, and cut down on costs.

The particular focus of the project has been the production of tools and fixtures for a pick and place machine, and the development of a custom-made pad handling system.

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Phil M, Senior Mechanical Designer at Markforged’s customer, comments, “With the functional pad handling machine, we could easily increase the plant throughput by 15%,”

“WE HAD TWO CHOICES: FRONT THE TRADITIONAL COST FOR THE MACHINE OR MISS OUT ON INCREASED PLANT THROUGHPUT.”

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Mechanical designers at a leading global energy services company have utilized a Markforged composite 3D printer to fabricate tools and fixtures for a pick and place machine. Photo via Markforged.

The project in question required the transfer of large tape pads weighing between 115 and 230 lbs. Too heavy for a single person so load and unload, the team were in need of a custom machine to take care of carrying the load.

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Using the Mark Two, this company was able to produce the custom parts required to build the machine, saving $27,000 CAD in the process by swapping aluminum and sheet metal for 3D printed parts.

In total, 53 unique parts were 3D printed using Markforged technology, 45% of which were...
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