Case Studies

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3DEO’s Anchor Link Part

2020 MPIF Design Excellence Award Winner

The Metal Powder Industries Federation has awarded 3DEO the 2020 Design Excellence Award for its additively manufactured component, the anchor link. This component exhibits the unique capabilities of 3DEO’s 3D printing technology. For example, a number of the features on this part hold +/- 5/10ths of .0001.

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" By winning the Design Excellence Award for a metal 3D printed production component, 3DEO has shown that its metal AM approach, and metal AM at large, is a force within the metal powder market. " -3D Printing Media Network

3DEO Outperformed CNC Machines in Four Key Areas

Competed (and won) against CNC machines to reach a lower piece price while retaining the ability to seamlessly scale quantities into very high volumes.

Introduced designs rapidly for fast market entry, with the ability to make design improvements and changes without paying the price of tooling costs.

Scaled quantities up/down to match demand; avoided setup and minimum quantity costs with traditional manufacturing.

“What is notable is that 3DEO’s 3D printed component was not just up against other additive parts, it beat out traditional manufacturing techniques as well, like CNC machining and metal injection molding.” -3D Printing Media Network

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