Zortrax Provides Bosch With Innovative 3-D Printing Solutions for Company’s French Production Plant

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Zortrax announces the results of its custom-designed, 3-D printed tools on Bosch plant’s capability and efficiency.



Zortrax announced today the results of a successful partnership with Bosch. Zortrax’s industry-leading M200 3-D printers have been employed by Bosch’s French engineers to develop and design specialized equipment at their plant in Mondeville, France, including customized tools to support the assembly of small modules for electronic devices. The partnership with Zortrax improved staff efficiency and maximized performance at the Mondeville plant.

“Prior to implementation of the 3-D printing technology, we tested several devices and solutions available on the market,” said Frederic Boumaza, managing director of the Bosch production plant in Mondeville. “Eventually, we have selected the Zortrax M200. From our perspective, the most crucial advantages of the 3-D printing solutions by Zortrax are reliability and high performance. The M200 is an integrated, standalone device, ready to work just out of the box, and it requires minimal maintenance with no risk that something gets loose and interrupts the work.”

Boumaza also praised the construction advantages of the Zortrax M200 3-D printer.

“This is a very solid piece of machinery, finding its right spot in the industrial environment,” said Boumaza. “We are glad to admit that after over 2,000 hours of work in total, printers don’t require any maintenance or adjustments.”

For Bosch, the direct impetus to the implementation of the 3-D printing technology was a need to design and fabricate specialized equipment used by employees in the assembly of modules or small parts of electronic devices. It requires precision, attention to detail, and in many cases it is significantly time-consuming. Thanks to the custom-designed and in-house 3-D printed tools, Bosch is able not only to improve and shorten the production process but also to maximize assembly precision.

After a successful initial implementation, both Bosch and Zortrax are willing to continue their cooperation, including the development of printing materials fulfilling the specific requirements of the electronic industry.

About Zortrax
Zortrax is a leading global provider of 3-D printing solutions. The Europe-based company created an integrated 3-D printing environment, which includes the award-winning 3-D printers, dedicated software, and high-quality materials for printing. Zortrax’s thorough approach to 3-D printing technology results in high reliability and unprecedented ease of use.

Zortrax products allow professionals to create fully functional prototypes and models, reducing both the time and the cost of many pre-production development processes.

3-D printing solutions by Zortrax are suitable for companies of various sizes - from large enterprises to small and medium businesses, to even one-man studios.

Zortrax and its solutions have been recently recognized with a World’s Top 10 3D Printer Award for the Zortrax M200 in the Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2015; 3D Hubs Best Plug & Play Device of 2015, 2016; and 3D Hubs Highest Rated Desktop Device of 2015.

About Bosch EMS in France
Bosch’s EMS business in France has been dedicated to electronic products for a long time, and it is integrated into the Bosch Mondeville production plant. Initially, television sets were produced 60 years ago, and before the Bosch era began in 1985, the factory produced Blaupunkt car radios.

With the entrance of the Bosch Group, the company has specialized in the manufacture of electronic and mechatronic components for the automotive industry and has acquired "leadplant" competence and benchmark for industrialization. Today, the story continues with the best partners in many other domains, such as e-health, energy, smart home, Industry 4.0 and mobility solutions.

In this context, the factory also provides (via MPRINT3D structure) fast 3-D development and printing services to build functional samples in a very short time span. contact(at)fr.bosch(dot)com
EMS: Electronic Manufacturing Services


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