Low & High Volume Production Manufacturing
How can Product Development be adaptable? Often times products from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) don’t provide custom options for accessories or customized applications. 3D Innovations was contacted to assist with developing a custom solution for some 2000 existing installations of electronic door locks in a major hotel chain. The OEM didn’t provide a part that was needed, so 3D Innovations brainstormed and developed a design.
Once the design was created, the part was 3D Printed with a “rubber like” material to test out the fit and functionality. Using 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing was the best option since it required no tooling or molds. The material allowed for a functional test while being more cost effective compared to injection molding.
After the testing was completed, the design was ready for mass production. Since a high quantity of parts were needed, injection molding was the most cost effective option. The material selected for production needed withstand abrasion, oil, grease, and silicone lubricants while installed. Utilizing this option provided the quantity of parts needed, requires no additional tooling for future production, and allows for inventory of spare parts as needed.
Having a flexible process allows for the creation and production of parts for almost any application.
Developing Ideas From Concept To Product®
3D Innovations is a Product Development Company – from the 3D Design to a fully functional 3D Prototype & Product.