There are many 3D printing platforms available online, but not as many that offer both 3D printing and CNC machining. One site that does is the new platform Weerg, which offers both additive and subtractive manufacturing services to customers. All a client needs to do is upload their 3D file to the site, and Weerg will provide an instant quote and then 3D print or CNC machine it and deliver it within five days. The company is based in Marghera, Italy, near Venice, but delivers worldwide, and will soon be relocating to a new facility in Gardigiano.
“We chose a building that could respond to our sudden needs for business expansion and therefore space dedicated to production systems,” said Weerg’s Matteo Rigamonti. “It is a former knitwear factory of about 27,000 square meters, which we will occupy initially 5,000 square meters, in addition to other 3,000 square meters already optioned. A choice that allows us to envisage future expansions of the machine park without requiring further transfers.”
Weerg offers CNC machining services with 5-axis continuous Hermle milling machines and Mazak Integrex multitasking lathes, as well as Hitachi tools and Hypermill Open Mind CAM software. In terms of 3D printing, the company utilizes the HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200. Weerg possesses six of the Jet Fusion 3D printers, the largest installation in southern Europe. When the new facility is opened, the latest installations of Hermle machines will be carried out, consisting of two batteries of five Hermle machines each, fully automated with anthropomorphic robots.
Weerg prides itself on the simplicity of its site and processes. The production process is almost fully automated, facilitated by unique evaluation and management software that was developed by the company’s R&D department. The software directs the machinery, which was selected according to parameters of efficiency, productivity, quality and automation.
“One of our mottos is ‘Set and forget’: clearly we address our customers to whom we want to offer a purchasing experience that is absolutely new in the world of mechanics: the estimate in a few seconds and the certainty of the delivery date, which can be chosen from 3 to 10 days,” continued Rigamonti. “But not only that, because this slogan also tells the story of our organization, where all the steps are managed through advanced software that drastically reduces manual intervention by operators and therefore procedures relegated to craftsmanship that does not belong to us.”
Weerg has the Trusted Shops certification, a stamp of quality for e-commerce in Europe. The company intends to conquer the markets throughout the continent, expanding outward from its Venetian origins. Its customers come from a wide range of industries: automotive, boats, mechanics, aerospace, and a variety of industrial automation sectors. Every day the site sees more than 15,000 requests for quotes, which are processed within seconds thanks to the company’s software.
Currently Weerg does not offer design services, just production, but that may follow as the company expands. Weerg’s materials selection is growing, and it promises competitive prices thanks to the efficient, modern equipment and round-the-clock production it utilizes.
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