Manufacturing with Next-Day Custom Jigs
Company: Pankl Racing Systems
Profile: Pankl Racing Systems, a subsidiary of KTM Industries, specializes in developing and manufacturing engine and drivetrain components for racing cars, high performance vehicles, and the aerospace industry, with subsidiaries in Austria, Germany, UK, USA, Slovakia, and Japan.
Challenge: Producing gears for motorcycle gearboxes requires a large number of custom jigs, which require long lead times using traditional methods.
Solution: By using Form 2 stereolithography 3D printers, Pankl managed to produce jigs within 24 hours, make adjustments, and use the parts directly on the manufacturing line.
- 90% reduction in lead time, from 2-3 weeks to less than a day.
- 80–90% cost reduction, leading to €150,000 in cost savings.
- The 3D printed parts fulfilled the requirements of the demanding manufacturing environment.