Urgent Need for Custom PPE Requires an Immediate Solution

Luke Geiger Featured, Product Development, Additive Manufacturing, Digital Manufacturing, Live

Many industries rely on PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to keep their workers safe, but the COVID-19 crisis has escalated that need to entirely new levels. DI Labs has a large client in the food processing industry that must now provide face shields to all of its front line workers in order to maintain safe operations. With much at stake, they …

3D Printed Sleeves Keep Product Launch on Track

Betsy Bonnema Featured, Product Development, Digital Manufacturing

“Designing and producing 3D printed sleeves for our client’s perforator wheels was 1/7th the capital investment and many weeks faster than custom machining new wheels.”   Project Brief Our client manufactures plastic tubing and was scaling the launch of a new product which was being produced on existing equipment. As they were testing their downstream manufacturing setup, they discovered that …

Product Redesign Vastly Reduces Components, Labor and Costs

Marketing Featured

Our client purchased a business featuring an overly complex and labor-intensive product line. He brought it to DI Labs looking for ways to streamline manufacturing and assembly, which would ultimately reduce costs and improve margins. Our solution was to redesign the main component of the product which ultimately allowed us to replace 15 parts with one, newly-designed, injection-molded part. solution: …