Manufacturing massive sustainable energy solutions requires equally massive tools to do the job. When Vestas needed to replace the jigs and fixtures that help construct their towering windmills, they turned to BigRep for a large-format additive manufacturing system to produce the tooling they need. Vestas has found that while the wear and tear of industrial work on traditionally metal jigs and fixtures could deform tooling in ways that cause faulty construction, plastic tooling manufactured with their BigRep STUDIO won’t.
Join Vestas’ Principal Engineer, Jeremy Haight, as he discusses the resounding success of implementing 3D printed tooling and moulds in the manufacturing of their renewable energy systems.
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- Why 3D printed plastic tooling improved Vestas’ production quality
- How in-house production helps to improve factory equipment on demand
- Why manufacturing equipment is the “sweet spot” for 3D printed low-volume mass production
- How hybrid 3D printing can bridge the gap for ultra-high-strength applications
- The health and safety benefits of lightweight 3D printed parts