Stratasys Ltd., the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, has recently declared that Spring s.r.l. purchased its 10th Stratasys Fused Deposition Molding (FDM) Production 3D Printer at MECSPE 2016 through Italian reseller, Technimold.
According to Fabio Gualdo, co-founder and head of the sales department at Spring s.r.l., expanding its capability to produce affordable, customized, fully-functional parts was crucial to improving the company’s manufacturing operations. “In fact, with this capacity increase, our production hours output has grown by over 11%. Be it the production of robust prototype parts that can endure the stress of practical testing or the manufacture of fully-functional parts, this capability allows us to fulfill all our customer orders at a fraction of the cost and time of traditional manufacturing method,” adds Gualdo.
Since the purchase of its fourth Fortus 900mc Production 3D Printer, Spring s.r.l. has increased its direct manufacturing, such that additive manufacturing now accounts for 75% of its business. Of this, 80% is directly manufactured parts especially for the automotive and aerospace industries. This consists of the production of jigs and fixtures for customer manufacturing lines, including assembly aids comprising wind tunnel components and quality-control tools.