CNH Industrial is a global leader in capital goods, employing more than 63,000 people in 66 manufacturing plants and 53 research and development centers in 180 countries. It oversees 12 brands, including Iveco, which is dedicated to the creation of safe, efficient and sustainable vechiles. Like so many manufacturing companies, Iveco recently turned to 3D printing, particularly for the fabrication of jigs and fixtures. About a year ago, the company acquired a Roboze One+400 3D printer,
Roboze has introduced several new 3D printer models since the One+400, but that particular model has been a reliable point of pride for the company. Released in 2016, the One+400 was the first affordable desktop 3D printer capable of printing with high-performance, industrial-grade polymers like PEEK and PEI. Other 3D printer with those capabilities have come out since then, but the Roboze One+400 will always be known as the first, and its reliability has kept it a popular choice even in an increasingly competitive field. Only months later, Roboze introduced a revamped, industrial version of the 3D printer, and then a year after the original was released, the company upgraded it to print with even more high-performance materials.
“We decided to invest in the Roboze One+400 among other solutions of the same kind because it allows us to choose a wide range of technical materials and consequently permits to realize equipments that can be used in contact with paints or in ovens that can reach very high temperatures,” said Eng. Grazia Cappiello, engineer at the Manufacturing, Equipment and Tooling department at CNH Industrial. “Moreover, Roboze’s materials can be used in direct contact with aesthetic parts of the vehicle, not releasing any residues and/or abrasions.”
One year after acquiring the Roboze 3D printer, CNH Industrial is happy to announce that it has significantly cut costs and sped up production at its Iveco plant. The printer has allowed the company to produce parts with extreme precision, adapting them to different shapes, ergonomics and weight needs – and to do so faster and at less cost than traditional production techniques. It now produces these parts on demand, reducing the need for inventory space, and also produces them more sustainably, as 3D printing creates less waste than other production techniques.
Roboze and CNH Industrial will be providing more details about how 3D printing has changed Iveco’s manufacturing practices for the better in an upcoming webinar on January 10th at both 10:00 AM and 5:30 PM CET. You can learn more about the webinar and how to register for it here.
“We decided to make our end users closer to the real advantages of Roboze technologies, on a specific application, such as tooling, that is fundamental in all manufacturing companies of the world,” said Ilaria Guicciardini, Marketing Director at Roboze. “Working with Roboze 3D printing solutions today means creating critical competitive advantages in a medium-long term. Speeding up the response to market with, at the same time, a significant reduction of manufacturing costs becomes possible and accessible. The CNHi case is a tangible evidence.”
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