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Unlock value with rapid manufacturing throughout the product development process
Electronics manufacturing’s greatest need is 3D printing’s greatest strength: speed. With Markforged 3D printing, engineers can reduce the barriers between idea and functional part. This efficiency improvement has profound downstream benefits throughout the electronics manufacturing process — whether it be compressing design cycles, enabling more iteration, accelerating tooling development, or building more optimized end-use parts. Join the world’s largest electronics companies on the cutting edge of fabrication.
Model and validate new concepts with same-day production-grade parts at a fraction of the cost of traditional manufacturing. Win new business by rapidly tooling and producing proof-of-concept parts. Expedite assembly and other labor-heavy tasks with custom ergonomic fixtures.
Accelerate time to market and empower engineers to make products that better meet customer requirements with more iterations to refine prototypes and production tooling.
Unlock Product Performance Gains
Access a comprehensive library of high-performance composites and alloys with unprecedented design freedom, unlocking a step change in product performance.
Digital Forge for electronics manufacturing
Fischer Connectors has been re-imagining connectivity since 1954. They design, manufacture, and distribute rugged connectors and cable assemblies that help customers produce reliable, high-performance electronic devices. Their products are particularly suitable for applications that require faultless precision, durability, and resistance to extreme conditions. Fischer Connectors provides standard and tailor-made products to several industries including defense, medical, industrial, instrumentation, audiovisual, transportation, and energy.
Fischer Connectors can print a set of prototype mold tools in just 24 to 48 hours for ~$150 — far faster and cheaper than 2 to 4 weeks at a minimum of $5,000. For low-volume production runs, the 3D printed mold tool is used as the production mold tool, since many cable assembly houses will no-quote jobs below a threshold quantity. For high-volume programs, where the cost of a conventional steel mold can be substantiated, the 3D printed mold plays a crucial role in developing dozens of POC-ready prototypes to help Fischer Connectors with bids. Using Markforged technology, Fischer Connectors wins substantial contracts based on their fast turnaround time compared to their competitors. They can make and demonstrate a proof of concept to a customer within a week — sometimes just 48 hours.
Why invest in Markforged 3D printers?
- Manufacture functional parts at speed
- Precision machines fabricate accurate parts with complex features
- Free geometric complexity makes conformal tooling and workholding simple
- Continuous Fiber Reinforcement brings metal-strength parts anywhere you need them
High-value electronics manufacturing applications
- Precision end-of-arm-tooling
- Conformal workholding
- Ergonomic tools
- Functional prototypes
- Complex housings
Talk to a member of our team to learn more about how Neurophotometrics and others in the electronics industry are improving their manufacturing operations with Markforged.