"I saw the prototype on my desk no later than four days after quoting with 3D Systems' On Demand Manufacturing service," said Dave Cochenet. "We were then able to use the prototype to test within the starter motor; reassuring us that our redesign would work."

Generac は工業、電気通信、商用、小規模事業、移動および住居用途の主要または予備発電機セットの製造メーカーです。

Generac Power Systems is a leader in the residential market, selling more automatic home standby generators than all of their competitors combined. They revolutionized the commercial market, by creating the first product line geared specifically to the needs of small and mid-sized businesses.       

The company has recognized the demand for industrial power solutions that boasted redundancy, reliability, and flexibility. In response, Generac created numerous award winning products, relying on creativity and innovation to see us through.

課題

Generac Power Systems was faced with a tough redesign of an internal engine component; the part was beginning to show interference in testing.

“I needed the prototype relatively quickly after settling on a redesign of the component,” said Dave Cochenet. “I didn’t have the time to rebuild the product and see if things were wrong; I needed a solution fast.”

Facing a lead time of months for the actual production parts, Generac needed the redesigned prototype part quickly to assure them that the right decision had been made and the interference within the starter motor had been eliminated. Receiving the prototyped part in days allowed Generac to push forward with the production die-cast parts, feeling safe that the redesign would work.

 

3D printed prototype engine housing delivers rapid interference check for Generac
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By using On Demand manufacturing, Quickparts, Generac was able to save lead time and receive their prototype in a few days rather then weeks.

“I saw the prototype on my desk no later than four days after quoting with Quickparts,” said Dave. “We were then able to use the prototype to test within the starter motor; reassuring us that our redesign would work.”

利点

Having been referred to the service by a co-worker, Dave Cochenet and Generac felt no apprehension about such a critical timeline. By utilizing the instant quote technology, a fast quote and even faster parts could be produced.

“One major setback in this business would be waiting for a quote,” said Dave. “Using Quickparts gave me the ability to not only produce an instant quote online, but I was also able to receive parts quickly.”

Learn more about Generac Power Systems at www.generac.com.