Alessi Speeds Up Model-Making and Saves 70% of Cost
Alessi looked for a system that was cost effective - both in terms of the initial investment and on-going maintenance. Alessi also required a solution that was simple to operate, automatic, non-restrictive, and compatible with its existing offive environment. The 3D Printer from 3D Systems also met the company’s stringent quality requirements for models, Surface finish, and most importantly, producing the minute details that make the Alessi designs, renowned by consumers around the world.
In the first nine months after the installation of the 3D Printer, Alessi created more than 600 prototypes of all sizes, ranging from small model teaspoons to large 150mm teapots. To date, the 3D Systems Printer has logged approximately 3,000 hours of operation, or an average of 15-16 hours per day. “The 3D Printer fully met our expectations immediately,” says Mauro Casalino, Model/Prototype Manager at Alessi.” And the VisiJet(R) Material