Industry – Manufacture of machinery and packaging materials


UltiMaker S5 with Air Manager + UltiMaker 3 Extended

3D printing has revolutionized the industry and manufacturing sector, with increasingly better technologies and newer materials. Controlpack is an example of a company that, thanks to 3D printing, has achieved great progress in its manufacturing methods, with cost and time reduction as the main benefits.

About Controlpack

Controlpack is an expert company in manufacturing packaging material, based in Tarragona, but which has many offices in various geographical locations on the Iberian Peninsula. It manufactures all kinds of packaging with different filling systems or uses. In addition, it is also in charge of creating machinery, selling used machines and making packaging products for transport.

“The implementation of additive manufacturing in our company has benefited us in multiple aspects during the production process, but above all in reducing costs and times in the manufacture of prototypes, tools and, above all, final parts. We have reduced more than 95% of the costs in the manufacture of some parts, maintaining the quality of the products.”

David del Cerro - mechanical draftsman at Controlpack

The challenge: finding new quality manufacturing methods

Controlpack is a solvent company that needs high quality solutions. Seeking innovation and continuous improvement in their manufacturing strategies, they thought about the application of new methods without losing production capacity or diminishing their good results. For this reason, they decided to contact INTECH3D and give additive manufacturing a try.

The challenges were various. In the first place, it was necessary to put into practice the operation of the new technology and apply it to the business sector. It was necessary to use all the technological advances of 3D printing for the correct development of the company's activity. For this reason, a project was carried out that would allow the benefits of this technology to be used and adapted to specific needs.

The ultimate goal was, without a doubt, to contribute to optimizing production. For this, the machines, packaging and materials for these packaging would have to respond actively to the interests of Controlpack. It was not just about progressing in the development of the parts, but about providing more options and, above all, more precision and speed in the work done.

The solution: take advantage of the benefits of 3D printing

The challenge of the project was linked to the solution sought. The goal was, therefore, to achieve an improvement in the production of parts, machines and packaging material. To do this, they went from the Machining Center that they previously used to manufacture parts, to a high-quality 3D Printer such as the UltiMaker S5. Currently, the machining center is only used for those larger parts that cannot be done in 3D.

3D printing has been applied mainly for final parts, prototypes, tooling and for small parts that protect the health and safety of workers or machine operators. For the manufacture of this type of parts, the materials that best suit your needs are PLA Tough and Nylon, which undoubtedly achieve unbeatable results in your parts.

In addition, the solutions for the structure and organization of the project required several professionals. At INTECH3D, we made our entire expert technical team available to the client in carrying out 3D printing projects for the industrial sector. Taking into account everything that this additive manufacturing technology offers us, the results had to be optimal to achieve short-term benefits.

Project results: 3D printing to reduce costs and manufacturing times

The application of 3D Printing for the company Controlpack was a resounding success that could easily be repeated in any other industrial company. The results were amazing on several levels. Above all, taking into account the results of the previous manufacturing method.

After all this process, the company has been able to reduce manufacturing costs in an amazing way. To give an example, Controlpack went from investing €88 in the manufacture of some parts through the machining center with Nylon, to only €6 for the same parts, now manufactured with 3D printing. Or other parts where they needed to invest €300 with the previous manufacturing method, now it only costs them €20 with the current 3D printing method.

In addition, another great advance achieved as a result of the application of 3D printing has been the reduction in manufacturing time, where thanks to its UltiMaker S5 3D printer they can achieve high-quality results in a very short time and in their own facilities.

Currently, the Controlpack company has integrated a total of 3 UltiMaker S5 3D printers with Air Manager and one UltiMaker 3 Extended. All of this shows that, by applying 3D printing correctly, it is possible to improve the entire production system, making it much more accurate, fast and efficient.

In conclusion, 3D printing has been a great advance in the Controlpack company, and it can also optimize the activity of your company. Not only will the quality of the final products increase, but also the speed and economic savings used in 3D manufacturing. Now is the time to join the change and bet on 3D Printing in your company. At INTECH3D we will be at your disposal to advise you and help you make the best choice.

The INTECH3D 3D Consulting process

INTECH3D we are business advisers and consultants, in the field of the integration of additive production technologies in the value chains of companies. We take responsibility for the correct integration of the teams in the value chain of each company or business:

  • Advice during the choice of the right technology
  • Marketing of equipment, consumables and spare parts
  • Training for the use of the necessary Hardware and Software
  • Integrated equipment maintenance
  • Official technical service for all products marketed

The INTECH3D technical team has more than 6 years of experience in various 3D printing technologies. We have different technologies and manufacturing materials with 3D printing, to cover the different technological or business needs of each sector:

  • Conceptual prototypes
  • Functional prototypes
  • Final components
  • Workshop tools
  • Spare parts
  • Short and medium production series.

It is also very important that all the departments of the same company know all the possibilities and benefits that 3D printing can bring to their sector:

  • Risk reduction in manufacturing
  • Reduced manufacturing costs
  • Reduced manufacturing time
  • Validation with a prototype before making an investment in final manufacturing
  • Manufacture "on demand", without discarding material.
  • Reduction of the "Time to Market" of the final product
  • Manufacture of "Bridge" series to know its fit in the market
  • Possibility of making short production series
  • Elimination of time in the provision of Stock

If you want to apply 3D printing technology in your company or business, do not hesitate to contact us. We are at the service of companies for the immediate resolution of any doubt or query related to the use of the equipment.

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