Having a stable housing protects the interior. Robust cases are often essential, especially for sensitive electronics. They need to be strong and properly sealed, while also fitting as closely as possible, and they need to be manufactured quickly enough to achieve short production cycles. However, with the injection molding process, manufacturing housings with these properties is only viable in very large series productions.
Industrial 3D printing offers a cost-efficient alternative for the small and medium series production of plastic housings. Whether made from materials with insulating or especially favorable dissipation properties, the additive manufacturing of housings is characterized by cost efficiency, design freedom and functional integration potential.
We optimized the dimensions of our parts, as well as their weight and stability, while also integrating functionality directly into them – all in the same part. Thanks to the reliability and precision that we achieved, special police and military units throughout Europe are now using our lamp.
When we were examining the costs of 3D printing, we realized that the machine would pay for itself within a year if we used it to manufacture both products. At that point, the right decision was clear.