SAN DIEGO, Calif. — FlagPole Buddy is now utilizing 3D printing for production manufacturing of many of their plastic flagpole components.
3D Printing can replace costly injection molding for low/medium volume businesses like FlagPole Buddy. “For many years 3D Printing (3DP) has greatly improved our design process,” says owner Dave Jahnz. “Creating multiple design iterations, fit testing and functional testing all in the same day is amazing. We discovered that some 3DP components tested equal to the injection molded counterpart. That got us thinking about 3DP for production, which is now saving vast amounts of tooling expense, while controlling our lead times and inventory.”
Flagpole Buddy has installed a bank of FDM printers. While many components can be converted to 3D Printing, not every part will be, it will be on a case by case analysis of Quantities, Material and Tooling Cost.
FlagPole Buddy is division of Imtyris LLC, established in 2004 and is owned by David and Christine Jahnz.
Learn more at flagpolebuddy.com.
SOURCE: FlagPole Buddy press release