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“To keep Ducati at the forefront of engine design, we sought a technology that could make accurate, durable prototypes quickly.”
Piero Giusti, Ducati
Ducati factory.
“Prior to purchasing the [Fortus] prototyping systems, our service-bureau expenses totaled approximately 1 million euros per year. That was much higher than the cost of purchase, maintenance, and materials for the two FDM machines. Not only can we produce higher quantities of parts at a fraction of the cost, but we are also able to forecast costs for each project much more accurately. “To keep Ducati at the forefront of engine design, we sought a technology that could make accurate, durable prototypes quickly,” says Giusti. “FDM was the only solution that could meet our requirements. The machines were as easy to install as a printer and they now constitute an integral part of our design and manufacturing process. Stratasys has demonstrated a real commitment to our business, and we continue to receive expert advice from them. “If you want to win the race, it’s imperative to drive technological innovation throughout the organization. Our partnership with Stratasys has contributed to Ducati being regarded worldwide as an innovator in the field of motorcycle manufacturing.”
Ducati factory.
“Prior to purchasing the [Fortus] prototyping systems, our service-bureau expenses totaled approximately 1 million euros per year. That was much higher than the cost of purchase, maintenance, and materials for the two FDM machines. Not only can we produce higher quantities of parts at a fraction of the cost, but we are also able to forecast costs for each project much more accurately. “To keep Ducati at the forefront of engine design, we sought a technology that could make accurate, durable prototypes quickly,” says Giusti. “FDM was the only solution that could meet our requirements. The machines were as easy to install as a printer and they now constitute an integral part of our design and manufacturing process. Stratasys has demonstrated a real commitment to our business, and we continue to receive expert advice from them. “If you want to win the race, it’s imperative to drive technological innovation throughout the organization. Our partnership with Stratasys has contributed to Ducati being regarded worldwide as an innovator in the field of motorcycle manufacturing.”
Motorcycle maker Ducati accelerates engine design with FDM prototyping to reduce time-to-market for new products by reducing the design cycle.
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