CFF (Continuous Fiber Reinforced Fabrication)

Thanks to the speed and effectiveness of 3D printing, PAUL HARTMANN IBERIA has managed to reduce the manufacturing times of spare parts for its production machinery by 98.8%.


PAUL HARTMANN IBERIA is a globally consolidated company, specialist in the manufacture of health and pharmaceutical products. The company was founded more than 200 years ago, in 1818, with the aim of finding healthcare treatments and solutions both for the medical sector and for all households. Currently, they have a large production chain and constantly manufacture all kinds of sanitary products.

Reducing time and costs

“3D printing allows us to manufacture some spare parts for our machinery in a very short time and to be able to adapt them to find the most efficient solution. We manufacture the format stop changes and some machine parts that we used to machine. Now, thanks to the equipment that allows us to embed continuous carbon fiber into the spare parts, we have migrated some of the machinery tools and spare parts to 3D printing and we hope there will be many more in the future"

Francisco Reyes – Head of Engineering at PAUL HARTMANN

The challenge: Fast and cheap manufacturing

PAUL HARTMANN IBERIA constantly needs to make templates and spare parts for its production machinery. His manufacturing method for this type of part has always been subtractive technology, with which excess material is removed from an entire solid block until the desired part is perfected. In addition, this type of templates and spare parts for production machines are made of metal, entailing large production costs. Thus, from PAUL HARTMANN IBERIA they sought to find a faster and cheaper manufacturing method, which would facilitate the production of new parts efficiently and in record time.

The solution: 3D printing

The first step was to study your needs, until finding the most suitable additive manufacturing technology for the production of your parts:

  • Applied 3D technology: CFF (Continuous Fiber Reinforcement Manufacturing)
  • 3D materials used: Onyx, Carbon Fiber, Nylon, ABS and PLAM filament
Project results: 3D printing to reduce costs and production times

PAUL HARTMANN IBERIA decided to trust our applications for spare parts for its production machinery. Currently, 3D printing allows PAUL HARTMANN IBERIA to manufacture some spare parts for its machinery in a very short time and to be able to adapt them to find the most efficient solution during its production chain.

Thanks to the new manufacturing method in 3D printing that PAUL HARTMANN IBERIA currently uses for its spare parts and production tools, they have managed to reduce manufacturing time by 98.8%, as well as the manufacturing cost of each part in a 88%

From INTECH3D we are very happy to be able to help companies like PAUL HARTMANN IBERIA to improve the agility in the manufacture of their products, and offer them the opportunity to add 3D printing technologies to their business.

Comparison of cost and manufacturing time of parts between the previous production method and 3D Printing

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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Do you need more information about any of our solutions or would you like us to advise you on how to integrate 4.0 technology in your company?


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