Of course everybody is interested in the Return Of Investment of a 3D printer. One of our Dutch clients, Exalto, was kind enough to give detailed information. As they experienced, after a lot of scepsis before buying the printer, using a 3D printer gives them more engineering freedom and saves a lot of time and money. They concluded the ROI of the printer was in 18 prints and they saved even weeks in their planning. Not only they wanted to complement us with the printer, but they also provided a detailed schedule of parts with a comparison with the "old" production methods in time and money.
Exalto produces several maritime products of different materials. Therefore they used the Tractus3D printer to print with PLA, ABS and rubber for all kinds of parts, from wipers to locking mechanisms and tools.