Biotec is an Italian company that develops and manufactures equipment for the medical and aesthetics industries.
Biotec was looking for way to improve the quality of manufactured parts while reducing the time of production and overall cost. Traditionally, Biotech used injection molding, but they started investigating alternative production options including 3D printing with HP Multi Jet Fusion technology.
Biotec completed a head-to-head comparison of HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing with injection molding and measured the results. The part they tested was the handpiece shell of a Biotec product called Lipo-Ice. The results of the test were impressive:
the surface and material quality of the end part were nearly identical
the cost of production was reduced by 50+%
the overall productivity in the part manufacturing process was improved.
As a result of the study, Biotec invested in HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology, and now use it for prototyping and manufacturing for many of their devices.
“Our HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 Printing Solution has allowed us to significantly reduce the production time of our parts ... We can now make them in 24 to 48 hours, instead of taking an entire week. The cost has also been reduced by about 66%, without any compromise in quality. 3D printing is now fully integrated into our production cycle.” (Matteo Pretto, Biotec)
The HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology provides a competitive advantage for Biotec, allowing them to produce higher quality parts more quickly and affordably than with their previous manufacturing processes.
Learn more about prototyping and manufacturing end-use parts with an HP-Certified Manufacturing partner at https://www.tempus3d.com/hp-multi-jet-fusion
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