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Schubert: un magazzino digitale per la produzione su richiesta

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Gerhard Schubert GmbH è un leader mondiale nel mercato delle macchine per imballaggio con caricamento dall'alto (TLM). Per le sue macchine per imballaggio robotiche digitali, Schubert combina la semplicità della meccanica, la tecnologia di controllo intelligente e un'elevata modularità, sviluppate in oltre 50 anni di innovazione. E ora, la stampa 3D e un "magazzino digitale" stanno aiutando a migliorare ulteriormente questa soluzione. 

Grazie alla tecnologica TLM, Schubert è in grado di fornire ai suoi clienti soluzioni di macchine per imballaggio ad alte prestazioni pronte per le sfide del futuro, affidabili, semplici da utilizzare e flessibili in termini di conversione di formato. Queste macchine confezionano prodotti di tutti i tipi e di tutti settori : alimenti e bevande, prodotti farmaceutici, cosmetici, prodotti tecnici in scatole, vassoi, cartoni, o sacchetti flowpack. 

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Marchi ampiamente noti come Ferrero, Nestlé, Unilever e Roche e aziende di medie dimensioni e a gestione familiare si affidano alle soluzioni di automazione di Schubert. Fondata nel 1966, la seconda generazione di Crailsheim, l'azienda con sede in Germania ora ha oltre 300 dipendenti.

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La linea di assemblaggio di Schubert a Crailsheim, Germania

Una linea di imballaggio per tutte le occasioni 

Una parte molto apprezzata del servizio di Schubert è la creazione di nuovi strumenti per le proprie macchine per l'imballaggio. Tali strumenti consentono alle macchine di gestire prodotti diversi. Con l'aiuto di un nuovo strumento, ad esempio, una macchina che confeziona coniglietti di cioccolato per Pasqua, sarà anche in grado di confezionare babbi Natale di cioccolato durante le festività natalizie. Quando un cliente desidera realizzare un nuovo prodotto, lo invia semplicemente a Schubert, che sviluppa gli strumenti giusti e la programmazione necessaria alla macchina per gestirlo . 

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Uno strumento all'interno di una macchina Schubert utilizzato per la gestione delicata dei prodotti

La tecnologia di stampa 3D fornisce a Schubert maggiore libertà nella creazione dei progetti e un grado di flessibilità di gran lunga superiore rispetto ai progetti creati utilizzando metodi di fabbricazione tradizionali. 

Ad esempio, uno strumento che una volta era composto da più di 200 parti può essere creato con una sola stampa, riducendo il peso e il tempo di assemblaggio. 

La stampa 3D inoltre consente a Schubert di iterare le parti molto più velocemente. Rispetto ai metodi di produzione tradizionali, i tempi di lavorazione per ogni iterazione sono stati ridotti da settimane a ore, con enormi risparmi sui costi. 

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Creazione di uno strumento progettato e ottimizzato appositamente per la stampa 3D

Creazione di un magazzino digitale 

Sebbene le sue parti stampate in 3D riscuotano un enorme successo, inviarle ai clienti richiede molto tempo. Per compensare questa situazione, Schubert offre una soluzione di stampa 3D per un'ampia varietà di strumenti che permette alle aziende di stampare in-house su richiesta, purché dispongano di una stampante 3D Ultimaker. Quando i clienti hanno bisogno di nuovi strumenti o parti, possono cercare in una libreria online che funziona da magazzino digitale e stampare immediatamente ciò di cui hanno bisogno .

Si tratta di un vantaggio enorme per i clienti di Schubert, che riduce notevolmente i tempi di lavorazione per le nuove parti ed elimina la necessità di ulteriore spazio che altrimenti sarebbe necessario per conservare un deposito di pezzi di ricambio.  

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I clienti di Schubert possono cercare, selezionare e stampare in 3D facilmente nuovi strumenti su richiesta tramite un magazzino digitale

Processi di stampa certificati per clienti soddisfatti 

Poiché chiede alle aziende di stampare in 3D le loro parti, Schubert deve essere in grado di garantire un determinato standard di qualità, assicurando che i clienti siano sempre soddisfatti delle loro stampe finite. Tale obiettivo viene raggiunto condividendo i processi di stampa insieme a tutte le impostazioni e preferenze, piuttosto che i modelli 3D pre-sezionati. A tal fine, Schubert deve avvalersi di una stampante 3D che sia semplice da utilizzare e allo stesso tempo nota per la capacità di prestazioni elevate ripetute, stampa dopo stampa.  

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Le stampanti 3D Ultimaker offrono ai clienti semplicità di utilizzo e qualità elevata costante

Stiamo parlando di una stampante Ultimaker . In Schubert, tutte le parti che possono essere stampate in 3D su richiesta vengono preparate e ottimizzate per le stampanti 3D Ultimaker . Schubert continua a utilizzare varie altre tecniche di produzione per le parti che non è possibile stampare in 3D, ad esempio, parti troppo grandi o con requisiti di materiali che la stampa 3D non è in grado di fornire. 

Nel momento in cui gli ingegneri di Schubert ottengono la qualità che desiderano in una parte stampata in 3D, il processo di stampa viene certificato e conservato nel magazzino digitale del cliente.Tutto ciò che il cliente deve fare, è semplicemente selezionare il file, con la fiducia di ricevere parti certificate che soddisfano le sue esigenze specifiche. 

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Gli strumenti stampati in 3D possono gestire diversi prodotti nella stessa macchina

Sicurezza garantita 

Sebbene la condivisione con i clienti riguardi solo i processi di stampa e non i progetti, la sicurezza informatica resta un problema importante. I clienti devono essere certi di ricevere il file giusto, senza possibilità di errore. È qui che entra in gioco GS.Gate, il dispositivo di crittografia protetta di Schubert. Il dispositivo viene installato all'interno della rete propria e del cliente, garantendo una connessione dati protetta di elevata qualità. 

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Il dispositivo di crittografia sicura di Schubert, GS.Gate, garantisce sicurezza informatica di elevata qualità

Sei pronto a fare di più con la stampa 3D?

Grazie alla tecnologia Ultimaker completamente integrata nei flussi di lavoro, Schubert ora può disporre di una soluzione scalabile per servire i clienti con maggiore flessibilità, tempi di ciclo ridotti e a un costo inferiore.

Se la tua azienda potrebbe ottenere risultati simili con le stampanti 3D Ultimaker, mettiti in contatto con noi oggi stesso.

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      Dedicated to promoting inventive art-related exhibits and programs, the Cincinnati Art Museum is exploring the relationship between 3D printing and fashion by highlighting the work of designer Iris van Herpen.

      • Consumer goods
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      Functional prototyping at ABB Robotics

      3D printing gives businesses around the world the opportunity to save time and money. ABB Robotics turned to the Ultimaker 2 Extended+ for making prototype fingers for their robot YuMi, bringing new opportunities to the company.

      • Industrial goods
      • Product development
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      Faulkner Industrial: 3D printing the future of architectural design

      Thanks to a streamlined digital-to-physical pipeline and a reliable Ultimaker desktop 3D printer, Faulkner Industrial is able to deliver architectural scale models at a fraction of the cost and turnaround time compared to competitors.

      • Architecture
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      Gantri: Shedding light on unique 3D printed designs

      Prototyped and manufactured with an Ultimaker 2 Extended+ print farm, Gantri products celebrate traditional techniques bolstered by new technologies that save time and money for a passionate community of designers.

      • Consumer goods
      • Product development
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      Teaching STEM with 3D printed bottle rockets

      There are many ways in which 3D printing can be used to enhance the students' learning experience in modern-day primary education. Discover how 3D printing can boost learning here.

      • Education
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      An innovative 3D printing venture at Atlantic University College

      With support from students knowledgeable in 3D modeling and CAD software, Professor Vicente Gasco has set out to send 3D printing-savvy graduates into the working world through courses featuring the latest technologies.

      • Education
    • Developing sustainable fuel with Team FAST

      Developing sustainable fuel with Team FAST

      Using their Ultimaker 3D printer, Team FAST was able to design and print custom mounts and fittings for their car prototype fueled with formic acid.

      • Education
    • VHP

      Changing lives in developing countries with 3D printed prosthetics

      The Victoria Hand Project creates customized prosthetic hands for amputees in third world countries – using Ultimaker 3D printers to make the process more efficient and cost-effective.

      • Medical
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      3D printed puzzle breaks down braille barriers

      For visually impaired people, learning to read braille is essential. But for many, braille learning devices are either too costly or ineffective. Now a 3D printed puzzle is making this vital skill accessible to all.

      • Education
      • End-use parts
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      3D printing and the future of personalized fashion

      For designer Jessica Joosse, the fourth industrial revolution is transforming fashion, and an Ultimaker 3D printer is the perfect tool to explore possibilities.

      • Consumer goods
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      Meet Luke and his 3D printed e-NABLE hand

      With a global network of over 5,000 volunteers, the e-NABLE foundation designs, creates, and donates their 3D printed hands free of charge to children and adults using Ultimaker 3D printers.

      • Medical
    • farmshelf

      Farmshelf: Cost-effective custom parts for an urban farm system

      By using Ultimaker 2+ 3D printers, Farmshelf was able to iterate designs and print hundreds of custom parts; far more quickly than other methods of fabrication.

      • Consumer goods
      • Product development
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      Using 3D printed shapes to create food molds

      3D printing shapes and prototypes for food-safe molds is becoming a popular 3D printer application in the food industry that allows entrepreneurs to escape the demands of industrial-sized production runs.

      • Consumer goods
      • Product development
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      3D printing custom refractory mold cores for industrial ceramics

      Discover how a Czech industrial ceramics supplier benefits from Ultimaker 3D printers to create bespoke 3D printed refractory mold cores.

      • Industrial goods
      • Manufacturing aids
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      Research on the benefits of 3D printing in a trauma hospital

      3D printing is seeing increasingly widespread adoption in the medical field. It has already been used to visualize bone fractures, but pioneering researchers believe it can also be used to help treat trauma patients.

      • Medical
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      3D printing in landscape architecture and pool design

      3D printing is changing the face of architectural design. Discover how landscape designers are transforming outdoor spaces into memorable locations that allow people to fully engage in their surroundings, while making a positive impact on the environment.

      • Architecture
    • Ulticast

      Using Ultimaker to cast silicone for soft robotics

      Using their Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer, students from Delft University of Technology have discovered a way to cast silicone for soft robotics. This has huge implications for soft actuators, and for the medical sector. Read on to learn more.

      • Education
      • Product development
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      100% recycled filament from Perpetual Plastic Project

      At this moment there are huge amounts of waste plastic, and only 10 to 12% of it is being recycled. The team behind the Perpetual Plastic Project is looking to change the world by reducing the amount of plastic.

      • Consumer goods
      • Product development