Delta Systems makes extensive use of rapid prototyping for a variety of purposes. They rely on a trusted network of suppliers for functional parts to test concepts or for aesthetic parts for a trade show or customer visit. However, most of Delta’s rapid prototyping is for concept development, design reviews, and test fit-ups, for which they used an aging Eden 250 3D Printer. With that machine approaching the end of its useful life, going back to outsourcing most of its 3D printing and waiting a day or up to a week to get Stereolithography’s (stereolithography) was not an option. Knowing they needed to reinvest soon, they collaborated with 3DVision Technologies to determine the best machine to meet their needs going forward.
Today, Delta is confident it made the right choice with purchasing the Stratasys Objet 30. A 3DVision Technologies certified technician installed the Objet 30 and provided on-site training that got the design engineering team up and running in one day. Now they are printing parts within hours, often printing multiple trays of parts in a day. Isaac Kirbawy, Engineering Manager at Delta Systems Inc. explains, “We’re trying to stay as competitive as possible, in terms of being able to turn around designs for our customers or iterate through concepts in the shortest possible time. Obviously, having in-house 3D printing really facilitates that.”
“What I appreciated was being able to have a lot of discussions about what our needs were and what was available to us without someone trying to upsell me into a machine I didn’t need,” said Kirbawy.