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Polaris looks ahead with optimism.

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3D printed vehicle cupholder.

Better results.

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VIN labels guard.
The use of elastomer material has enabled the team at Polaris to rapidly iterate and test multiple, geometrically accurate designs for the intake duct on one of their vehicles. “It allows us to 3D print parts and upfit on our vehicles quickly, to help catch mistakes or identify areas for improvement, giving us better understanding of which designs we want to pursue,” explained Will Fickenscher. Polaris says the road ahead is an exciting one – and insists Stratasys will be along for the ride. Anthony Stecker, Plant Director, Indian Motorcycles, said, “Working with Stratasys has helped open our minds to what’s possible with complex problems and geometries.” He said 3D printing will now help Polaris come up with better manufacturing aids and techniques, protect vehicles during the manufacturing process, and revolutionize the continuous improvement journey. He added, “Being able to get a product from ideation, through manufacturing and into the customer’s hands – in a very short cycle – is how we will win.”
Hands with close up adding VIN labels guard to motorcycle
VIN labels guard.
The use of elastomer material has enabled the team at Polaris to rapidly iterate and test multiple, geometrically accurate designs for the intake duct on one of their vehicles. “It allows us to 3D print parts and upfit on our vehicles quickly, to help catch mistakes or identify areas for improvement, giving us better understanding of which designs we want to pursue,” explained Will Fickenscher. Polaris says the road ahead is an exciting one – and insists Stratasys will be along for the ride. Anthony Stecker, Plant Director, Indian Motorcycles, said, “Working with Stratasys has helped open our minds to what’s possible with complex problems and geometries.” He said 3D printing will now help Polaris come up with better manufacturing aids and techniques, protect vehicles during the manufacturing process, and revolutionize the continuous improvement journey. He added, “Being able to get a product from ideation, through manufacturing and into the customer’s hands – in a very short cycle – is how we will win.”
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