3D printing technology was introduced to the beer company to achieve more solution
“On May 22nd, 3D printing company Ultimaker announced that with the 3d printing solution provided by Ultimaker, Heineken has produced a wide range of custom tools and functional mechanical parts at its plant in Seville, Spain. This will not only improve the running time of the Heineken beer production line, but also save about 80% of the production cost of related parts through 3D printing.
By using all set of ultimakerS5 3D printer, Heineken’s engineers are able to design and print more safe devices, tools and parts on demand, and totally get rid of the outsources suppliers.
In fact, Heineken have been using 3d printing technology for a year. Initially, 3d printers were primarily used to complete in-plant safety facilities. But the engineers quickly discovered that this kind of 3d printing technology also allows for the optimization of functional parts for machines on the production line, saving significant time and cost. right now, the main uses of 3d printing technology including：
1.Extend the running time of the production line
2.Optimize part design
3.Production control tools and maintenance tools
4.Solutions to improve operator safety “
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