CEAD is your partner for implementing 3D printing in your production process. We enter into long-term partnerships and help you by building a Business Case and assessing the technical feasibility.
Together with our customers, we investigate important aspects such as – your design, the required material needed for your application and the print strategy-. Tests and prints are included in such a Proof of Concept project. The appropriate hardware solution derived from the results of the project ensures to leverage the technology to its full potential.
The Proof of Concept typically consists of three phases deliberately in place to minimize the risk for both parties. Every phase ends with a Go/No go moment which allows both parties to control the project, each phase assesses vital parts of the technical and commercial feasibility of the case.
Phase 1: Part selection, redesign and material selection
Phase 2: Printing design elements to verify redesign and materials.
Versatile system, completely modular. Ideal for custom solutions to fit a specific application, for example the integration of production technologies into one process such as combining additive and subtractive manufacturing.
Solutions focused on printing speed and reliability. Ideal for efficient production of large parts or multiple parts in one production run. Complete turn key machines, ready to start printing your parts immediately.
CEAD supplies a total package when it comes to 3D printing solutions. We not only supply the technology and the machine, but also offer assistance with installation, offer assistance with product design, training, maintenance and support. We will help you build your production process from start to finish.
1. Proof of Concept
We start working together on the application and make a draft of the business case. Often the case needs further assessment, exactly this is done in the Proof of Concept where we focus on both the technical and commercial feasibility.
2. Hardware solution
The Proof of Concept gives insights in technical feasibility and the business case. This has allowed us to gain insights in the exact needs, and with the broad range of machines as well as the possibility a for custom machine, the best solution is delivered.
The hardware solution itself is half of the work, we are eager to help you with the complete implementation from operator training to the design guidelines for the technology and the integration with other existing hardware such as CNC milling equipment. We can even supply operators to maintain up time or supply engineering support.
4. Maintenance and service
Our hardware solution in combination with our maintenance service are designed for 10+ years of non-stop operation. We have an elaborate service and maintenance program with solutions to minimize the downtime of your equipment.