3D Systems has recently declared that Bastech, a partner and one-source solution provider for additive manufacturing services and equipment, used 3D Systems’ end-to-end 3D solutions to introduce a new level of simplicity, efficiency and economy to its conformal cooling mold-making process. By combining the tailored mold design toolsets of Cimatron™ with the flexibility of the ProX® DMP 200 for producing complex metal geometries and Geomagic® Control™ for quality inspection, Bastech was able to reduce design time by 70%, cycle time by 14% and overall costs by 16%.
Together with 3D printing on the ProX DMP 200 and quality inspection via Geomagic Control, Cimatron design and analysis saved the firm more than 40 hours of programming and shop time compared with traditional methods, amounting to valuable savings for the firm. “The bottom line is that by working with Cimatron, Direct Metal Printing and Geomagic Control, we are designing faster and making more efficient molds more economically,” said Ben Staub, President and Owner, Bastech. “3D Systems’ end-to-end solutions take our business to the next level by saving our designers and engineers time and energy in developing and executing complex designs.”
“Combining our advanced technologies allows our customers to achieve better and more innovative outcomes,” said David Lindemann, Applications Engineer, 3D Systems. “End-to-end digital workflows are transforming the field of manufacturing.”