Tulip gave Formlabs the real-time visibility they needed for their manufacturing processes.
Formlabs designs and manufactures powerful and accessible 3D printing systems. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Formlabs is establishing the industry benchmark for professional 3D printing for engineers, designers, and manufacturers around the globe, and accelerating innovation in a variety of industries, including education, dentistry, healthcare, jewelry, and research.
3D Printing, Electronics
Every month, Formlabs prints about 10K sample parts at their Print Production Center, using about 60 printers. Keeping track of production to identify improvement opportunities was hard to do without the right data.
“It was very difficult for us to track issues throughout time other than in our own heads, which made it hard for us to improve our processes”
-Joe Sinopoli, Print Production Manager
Real-time production visibility
Using Tulip, Formlabs now has real-time data of their printing operations. They know exactly how many parts have been produced at all times and enjoy full part traceability.
Real-time data has allowed the Formlabs print production team to operate more efficiently, using metrics to identify and solve issues faster and immediately see the results of their initiatives.
Increased operator productivity
Using Tulip to guide the interaction between operators and machines, enabled operators to produce more parts and support a growing operation.
The Bottom Line
“Tulip has unlocked a lot of information that I can use to make improvements to the way that we do things and our processes.”
– Joe Sinopoli, Print Production Manager
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