Weerg's growth continues at a great pace. After the recent purchase of six Hermle machines, the online platform that offers CNC and 3D processing, marks the world's largest installation of HP Jet Fusion 4210 printers for 3D printing. In this case, it is also an unprecedented agreement that envisages not only the doubling of the existing machine fleet with the arrival of three new, latest generation Jet Fusion 4210 systems, but also the technological upgrade of the 3 4200 printers already in operation in the Marghera headquarters. All for an investment that exceeds €3 million on the list.
This new printing solution, designed specifically for industrial scale 3D production environments, has been designed, on HP's express statement, to significantly reduce overall operating costs, increase capacity for production volumes and raise the ‘break even point’ for large scale 3D production at 110,000 units compared to an injection moulding production. It also offers the lowest piece cost in the industry: up to 65% less than other 3D printing methods.
In addition to this massive expansion of the production department, there is the implementation of a software for process automation that includes a constantly updated ERP system that allows daily management of the processing of thousands of pieces, and a nesting software with the exclusive option which allows the ‘match’ on all the available builds in order to further optimize the loads during processing.
Cutting edge technology choices that define Weerg as a model of Industry 4.0, where production is monitored by monitors and operator intervention is reduced to a minimum. Everything is orchestrated by what happens online, on the e-commerce platform, where more than 10,000 requests for estimates convert into a daily average of 150 orders. Numbers that Weerg plans to double soon thanks to new installations.
‘The capacity of the first three printers was already saturated and the current demand is already sufficient to fully cover the production capacity of all six machines,’ said the company’s founder Matteo Rigamonti. ‘To boost production, we have renewed our trust in HP, since it is, in our opinion, the only technology currently capable of ensuring industrial performance, which has so far enabled us to fully meet the needs of our customers. Moreover, the announced arrival of new materials, recently anticipated by the introduction of the loaded glass that supports the PA 12 nylon, will allow us to further increase the reference panel, finally allowing us to face many still latent professional needs.’
Due to the production capacity of HP printers, Weerg is able to offer an efficient service for the rapid prototyping of a single project, but also for the production of print runs of up to 5000 pieces, with competitive costs and excellent quality.
To support the growth, by the end of 2018 Weerg plans to hire another 11 employees to manage the current fleet and guarantee 24 hours a day, seven days a week production.