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Streamlining your Inventory to Save Money

Streamlining your Inventory to Save Money

Managing your inventory is often a tricky balance of having too much in stock and not having enough. Let’s consider how your manufacturing line or industrial enterprise could be affected by a mismanaged inventory and how advanced manufacturing will solve all these problems.
Reduce Prototyping Costs with 3D Printing and 3D CAD!

Reduce Prototyping Costs with 3D Printing and 3D CAD!

Folks often approach our team at 3DChimera with only an idea or a drawing of the product they want made. That drawing may be on the back of a napkin or a CAD rendering. The next step in the design process is to see the idea in real life: to hold something physical in their hands. This is the prototype stage. 

So how can 3D Printing, 3D CAD and 3DChimera reduce prototyping costs for our afore-mentioned folks?

Can The Tooling Process Be A Hidden Money Saver In Your Business?

Can The Tooling Process Be A Hidden Money Saver In Your Business?

Any change in tooling has a direct impact on the production line’s quantity, quality, and pricing, further impacting a business’ bottom line. 

Each tool on the production line can cost up to hundreds of dollars to replace, and often spare tool inventory is kept slim to manage towards profit.

So how can advanced manufacturing help? There are two approaches, incremental and disruptive. Which one suits you best?
How Do You 3D Print A Tortoise Shell? - 3DChimera

How Do You 3D Print A Tortoise Shell?

Using our team's deep expertise in 3D scanning, materials, and 3D printing, we were able to come up with a lifelong solution for our new friend, George. 
Case Study: Footwear Polytechnic: new product development opportunities with German RepRap x400 3D Printer

Case Study: Footwear Polytechnic: new product development opportunities with German RepRap x400 3D Printer

In September 2016, the Footwear Polytechnic of Riviera del Brenta, institute of excellence in the footwear industry, launched FFlab – a digital laboratory specializing on new 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies.
Case Study: 3D Printing Makes Die-Cutting and Bending Tool 20% Cheaper

Case Study: 3D Printing Makes Die-Cutting and Bending Tool 20% Cheaper

BorgiForm, a young, innovative family business headquartered in the heart of eastern Westphalia (Germany), focuses its business literally “shaping” ideas. Dirk Kriegel, Managing Director, introduced 3D printing technology a while ago. Additive manufacturing simplifies the company’s work and isused in the development of die-cutting and bending tools as well as in automated manufacturing.
Case Study: Using 3D printing to make casting cores reduced costs by 50% - 3DChimera

Case Study: 3D Printing Makes Casting Cores 50% Cheaper

3D printing has started a new trend in the R&D industry.  Projects that were once outsourced are now being taken on internally. 
Case Study: Beauty and Function Meet Cost Effectiveness with GRR x400 and the Lindner Group

Case Study: Beauty and Function Meet Cost Effectiveness with GRR x400 and the Lindner Group

The Lindner Group, a family business based in Bavaria, Germany, is one of Europe’s leading specialists in the field of interior design, façade and insulation technology.  The company has approximately 6,000 employees, and over the years there have been several subjects of interest related to 3D printing and frequently prototypes are made.
Case Study: 3D Printing and Reverse Engineering Makes Placement Guide Faster & Lighter

Case Study: 3D Printing and Reverse Engineering Makes Placement Guide Faster & Lighter

Design engineering company ReitlingerEngineering GmbH+Co. KG, Weinstadt-Endersbach, was able to use reverse engineering and 3D printing to develop a labelling tool to aid in label placement on their product.  This produced a flexible, fast and inexpensive solution compared to alternative methods.