HP Multi Jet Fusion technology has allowed Havatec to design and produce stronger, more durable parts for its flower-bunching machine.
Havatec began to test 3D printing technologies (e.g., FDM and SLS) to prototype select parts for their new “Wave” machine, a machine that mechanically bunches flowers rather than relying on manual bunching. Technologies like SLS did not satisfy all requirements for some of the Wave parts and the materials showed wear in the early stages of production, so Havatec had to experiment with other manufacturing processes for such parts. Once they saw the opportunities to not only create prototypes with 3D printing but also to create final parts for their products, Havatec management decided to expand their use of 3D printing.
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