Printing Functional End Parts for Packaging Lines to Increase Uptime and Faster Time to Market

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Gerhard Schubert GmbH is a pioneer in the development of modular packaging machines and tailored services for a wide range of industries – from pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, beverages, food and confectionery to technical products. The company uses FFF 3D printing to print functional parts for the packaging lines and would like to share best practices, learnings, and challenges how to successfully use FFF to print end parts.

Schubert embraced the vision of distributed printing. The parts are printed at Schubert and the packaging line can be delivered to customers faster. Also, 3D printing helps in customizing the lines for a faster switch to production of new products. Schubert customers receive FFF printers, so they can print parts and manufacturing aids themselves without hassle, to maximize uptime.

Schubert developed a model repository with all printed models already prepared, so the customer can easily print the parts. The customer saves a lot of time because there is no need to design and prepare a print. The operator just needs to push the print button for the first time right printed part.

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Head of Materials Management
Gerhard Schubert GmbH