Schubert - A digital warehouse for on-demand manufacturing
Gerhard Schubert GmbH is a global market leader in top-loading packaging machines (TLM). Based in Germany, and servicing customers such as Ferrero, Nestlé, Unilever, and Roche, the company is now using UltiMaker 3D printing technology to deliver tools for its future-proof, high-performance packaging machines, making them even more versatile and easy to operate.
Schubert offers customers a digital warehouse and Ultimaker 3D printers to produce customised machine parts locally, enhancing the efficiency and ability of TLM machines, enabling customers to print the tools they need, whenever they are needed.
A much-valued part of Schubert’s service is the creation of new tools for its packaging machines. These tools enable the machines to handle different products – a machine that packages chocolate rabbits for Easter, for example, will also be able to package chocolate Santa Clauses during the Christmas holiday season. When a customer wants to produce a new product, they simply send it to Schubert, which develops the right tools and programming needed for the machine to handle it.
3D printing technology gives Schubert more freedom in the designs it creates – and much higher degrees of flexibility than those created using traditional methods of manufacturing.
3D printing also allows Schubert to iterate on parts much faster. Compared to traditional production methods, lead times per iteration have been reduced from weeks to hours, resulting in enormous cost savings.
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