How 3D Printers Help Black & Decker get Products to Market Faster


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In this webinar, Christopher Barretta from the Stanley Black & Decker Industrial Design team discusses how the Objet Geometries PolyJet Matrix™ machines have improved the prototyping and evaluation process for the next generation of products coming to market. Through the use of 3D printing technology, the prototyping team delivers conceptual models faster, getting ideas in the hands of the designers for evaluation sooner.
You will learn:
• A general overview of the Stanley Black & Decker design and prototyping process.
• How the Objet Geometries 3D printing technology improved our prototyping and production of ID conceptual models.
• How this technology helped save manpower, time, and money while on our design evaluation process.
The capabilities of 3D printing systems present infinite possibilities to the field industrial design prototyping. Possessing the ability to design/model a part in the morning when you get to your desk and then hand it off to a prototype specialist in the afternoon to be printed is proving to be invaluable. Rapid prototyping technologies are forever changing the prototyping profession, and are a key part of delivering better products to consumers faster.

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How 3D Printers Help Black & Decker get Products to Market Faster

  1. 1. How 3D Printers Help Black & Decker get Products to Market Faster
  2. 2. Before We Start This webinar will be available afterwards at & email Q&A at the end of the presentation Hashtag for this webinar: #how3dhelps
  3. 3. Moderator Presenter Special Guest Christopher Barretta Leslie Langnau Design World Black & Decker Bruce Bradshaw Black & Decker
  7. 7. Design Process • Designer would first sketch their ideas. • Start to tool lay out . • Do rough CAD work, often Z-corps prototype models are made. This process is typically used for early stage models. • After design confirmation, final 3D work begins.
  8. 8. Design Process • During the final 3D creation process, Objet EDEN models are made to check surfacing. • Engineering confirmation models are made to confirm all final details. • Final models are made to take to meetings and photography sessions.
  9. 9. Traditional Prototyping • Next… secondary NC work. • Average time… one week to for the entire process • CNC programming • Part set-up • CNC back cuts of the part, then flip to cut the top.
  10. 10. 3D Printing Process • Receiving the file, • Check and change the model, depending on requirements. • Convert it to an STL and print. • Parts removed and finished. • Average time… 2-3 days for the entire process.
  11. 11. Traditional Mold Making • Traditional way… molds made when more than one model was needed by the design team. • Now… we use the Objet EDEN to make the duplicates we need. • We still make molds, but we do it a new way….
  12. 12. Next Generation Prototyping • Now, we have the capability to blend EDEN parts with Ren Shape machined components. • Using the EDEN machine saves us machining time. • Full EDEN molds can be used for, cold cast parts… eliminating machining entirely.
  13. 13. Traditional Prototyping • • • • Molds can also be made when a project needs over-molds. This process used to require CNC programming, machining time and part finishing. Then a silicon or a hard mold was made to produce a soft rubber part. Average time was 5 days for this entire process.
  14. 14. Eden Mold Making • EDEN produced molds often replace our machined and silicon molds for producing cold cast rubber parts. • This process improvement shaved days off the old process of machining molds.
  15. 15. Eden Over-molds • (Left) EDEN printed parts in comparison to cast rubber part from an EDEN mold. • (Above) Eden printed rubber parts used for a photography level prototype.
  16. 16. Finished Eden Prototype • This all EDEN model was chrome plated to give the final look of what the product will be. • Models done to this level of detail show the customer what they will have, before final tooling is cut.
  17. 17. Plated Eden Prototypes • Plated EDEN parts make them stronger and add functional capability to the models • This eliminates costly and labor intensive metal machining time. • Plating parts adds an extra level of realism to a prototype model.
  18. 18. Next Generation Prototyping • The Objet EDEN machine has the capability and accuracy to support the company wide prototyping needs. • (Above) Parts created for fit up , surfacing and pre-tooling evaluation.
  19. 19. Thank you for your time. PROTOTYPE CENTER
  20. 20. What makes Objet Different? • Printing versatility to help match the end product o 14 base materials, 51 Digital Materials, 65 Total Materials • Smooth Surfaces & Fine Details o Prints extremely fine layers (16 microns) o Thin walls, down to 0.6mm/0.02in o High accuracy 0.1mm/0.004in • Office environment friendly
  21. 21. A few of the Organizations that leverage Objet Technology Our customers are every one that design products using 3D Software
  22. 22. Objet Single Material Technology Printing Head Support Material Model Material Instant UV Curing
  23. 23. Objet Dual Material Technology Objet Dual Material Technology works by jetting two materials simultaneously Print Heads UV Light Material B Material A Build Tray
  24. 24. Some Other Unique Applications  Overmolding  Soft touch handlin,  Labeling & text  Living hinges  Dynamic Friction Coefficient  Gaskets Plugs & Seals  Shock Absorption  Impact Resistance
  25. 25. Objet Families of High Definition 3D Printers Desktop Family Affordable Desktop 3D Printing System (Starting at $19,900) Eden Family Professional line of 3D Printing Systems Connex Family Worlds Only Multi-material 3D Printing Systems
  26. 26. New Material - Clear & Engineering plastics simulation Objet VeroClear - Offers true transparency with great dimensional stability • Ideal for: automotive, cosmetics, consumer goods, consumer electronics, toys, medical devices & dental Objet ABS - Like Brings 3D models closer than ever to engineering plastics, allowing functional testing of a wide range of product designs. • Tough material, with high impact resistance of Ideal for: industrial, automotive, toys, consumer goods, service bureaus
  28. 28. Questions? Black & Decker Chris Barretta Design World Leslie Langnau Phone: 440.234.4531 Twitter: @wtwh_rapidmfg Objet Bruce Bradshaw
  29. 29. Thank You  This webinar will be available at & email  Tweet with hashtag #how3dhelps  Connect with  Twitter: @Design_World  Facebook: /engineeringexchange  LinkedIn: Design World Group  Discuss this on