Läpple Group turns to MakerBot for its ‘real-world’ engineer training, with tangible benefits

Published 09 October 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: prototype, 3d printing, manufacturing, automotive, additive manufacturing, education, makerbot, fdm

Läpple Group has spoken about how it is using MakerBot’s desktop FDM 3D printers to train its engineers on the production of complex-shaped parts using additive manufacturing, resulting in tangible benefits straight away.

The German automotive supplier’s renowned vocational program was established for over 80 years and today is helping educate its engineers using the Using MakerBot Method and Replicator Z18 3D printers to complement their technical product design course.
Using desktop FDM 3D printing, students learn to import CAD files, auto-arrange and print on one or multiple printers, offering instant conversion and realisation from design to prototype, with the output resolving recurring issues with fixtures and tooling, and reliably print components which are difficult or impossible to produce with conventional methods.

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