Achieving business goals with the Stratasys® H350
Götz Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG, a family-owned business, is a classic service provider in turning, milling, welding, and assembly of parts located in Southern Germany, near Karlsruhe. For Götz Maschinenbau, 3D printing plays an important role in increasing business opportunities while maintaining the highest quality standards of the products.
Philipp Götz, the CEO of Götz Maschinenbau, states that “Our goal is to open up new business areas with the H350 and generate new customers. Since we can produce larger quantities for little money.”
Most of Götz Maschinenbau’s customers come from the medical, mechanical engineering, or special vehicle construction industries. They have been active in this business since 1980 by producing everything, from prototypes and special designs to small and medium series. Their customers expect reliability and consistent quality therefore, the new Stratasys H350 3D Printer powered by SAF (A type of powder bed fusion additive manufacturing process) can help them maintain this high standard of products.
“The H350 enables users to produce almost any number of pieces while improving the economics of the Additive Manufacturing process. As a result, low unit costs are realized,” confirms Cristopher Lindner, Senior Sales Manager at Stratasys.
Higher part consistency, better nesting, increased productivity
The Stratasys H350 is based on the SAF™ technology that uses an infrared-sensitive high absorbing fluid (HAF) in order to fuse particles of polymer powder together in layers to build the parts. Due to the Big Wave™ powder management, a proprietary technology, the polymer powder is evenly distributed across the print bed, where industrial-grade Piezo-electric print heads jet the fluid in designated areas to create each layer of the part. This step is then followed by exposure to an infrared lamp, which causes the areas with HAF to melt and fuse together. This sequence is repeated until the parts are completed.
“The H350 offers a high quality for parts in Additive Manufacturing. The parts printed on the H350 have a very good surface finish and no matter where they are placed in the build area, they are consistently the same. One of the biggest advantages is that we can produce very complex geometries that are not possible with traditional processes such as milling, turning, or even injection molding.”
“With the H350, when we produce small parts, we can pack several hundred pieces into a build space and thus manage to process an entire order in one day. This opens up new possibilities for us,” says Philipp Götz.