BATCH PRODUCTION WITH 3D PRINTERS



THE BIG LOT FOR SMALL LOT SIZES

With the EVO-lizer, a product is never finished, but always better. In addition, you benefit from other advantages of the EVO-lizer, with which you can produce small batches almost under the conditions of large-scale production.



Advantages of the EVO-lizer 3D printer

  • Just-in-time production of small series without minimum production and order quantities
  • low unit costs due to tool-free production and elimination of set-up costs and set-up times
  • high flexibility and customization through simultaneous printing of several (different) parts
  • Use of different filaments with different properties (e.g. abrasion-resistant and fire-retardant)
  • Production of extremely complex components that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to manufacture. For example, components with undercuts, large fluctuations in wall thickness or complex geometry. In addition, weight-optimized components using honeycomb structures are possible.

Sectors of the future for small series

Which industries will not do without small series with 3D printing in the future? Which industries can benefit the most here? Above all, the following should be mentioned: machine and special machine construction, the automotive industry and start-ups from a wide variety of industries. The EL 3D printer series shows its strengths

The EL 3D printer series shows its strengths

The 3D printers from EVO-tech print completely independently, no permanent supervision by specialist staff is necessary, the print result is completed overnight! The filaments provided by EVOtech (mostly in-house developments) meet the special requirements of materials: fire-retardant for housing construction or abrasion-resistant filament for moving components, to name just the most important. Another strength - the low cost! If there are high running costs with comparable, professional machines, the unit costs of the components produced with the EVO-lizer are very low - the filament is on average 4 times cheaper than its competitors. The high productivity is also due to the low maintenance requirements - a large number of users print 60h/week and more!



3D printer EL-102


Enables the simultaneous printing of several components and the processing of large amounts of material up to a size of 500 x 400 x 510 mm (W x D x H).


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3D printer EL-28


Allows the creation of components up to3 40 x 240 x 350 mm (W x D x H) with extremely low operating costs and an open system for filaments.


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The advantages of an additive small series

What are the advantages of the EVO-lizer in the context of the production of an additive small series? On the one hand, tool-free production, only this enables low unit costs for small batches, as there is no investment in tools. This is not as important at the beginning of the development cycle as it is in consequence, the costs per change increase exponentially in the course of the cycle and can be enormous cause. This is directly related to the high degree of flexibility and customizability: if parts are required that vary more or less slightly from the previous part, the benefits of the EVO-lizer are striking here too: It has the option of printing several parts at the same time in one process , of course there are no setup costs and setup times. Another advantage: Different filaments can be used, for example with regard to abrasion resistance or fire resistance. Another asset of the EVO-lizer is the production of complex parts that would otherwise be very difficult or impossible to manufacture. The following examples should be mentioned here: components with undercuts, large fluctuations in wall thickness, complex geometry, such as the air flow distribution from Kolm, weight-optimized components through honeycomb structure, gear covers from the University of Applied Sciences Villach or self-contained systems such as planetary gear.


User report PMT GmbH

PMT GmbH, based in North Rhine-Westphalia, is one of the first users of the new EL-102.

As a provider of innovative solutions for the production of molded parts and assemblies, we appreciate the possibilities and performance of the new system.

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The development cycle and associated costs

What is the rough development cycle in manufacturing today? From the concept development in the first step you come to detailed development, then to production / testing and then to manufacturing / delivery. This process can of course be broken down into finer intermediate steps depending on the complexity of the product. If the costs for desired changes are still low at the beginning, they increase sharply in the course of the process - each change in a subsequent stage costs 10 times the previous one! (Source: Reintritt, D. (2009) Principles of Product Development Flow. Celeritas Publishing)