Training Future Engineers
LÄPPLE’s well-renowned vocational program has been established for over 80 years. One of the key areas of the program aims to remain at the forefront of the additive manufacturing industry’s latest developments and trends to ensure LÄPPLE remains competitive. To help educate and train its engineers, the company’s tutors are using the MakerBot Replicator Z18 to complement their technical product design course.
Integrating 3D printing into LÄPPLE’s traditional vocational course, tutors are training young technicians on the production of complex-shaped parts using additive manufacturing. By using MakerBot technology, students can quickly and easily import CAD files, auto-arrange and print on one or multiple printers, offering instant conversion and realization from design to prototype. This provides students with invaluable experience for real-life applications that require industrial CAD and Additive Manufacturing processes.
LÄPPLE engineers continue to uncover the potential of additive manufacturing in both modelling, tooling and production equipment applications.
“The vast range of application possibilities can only be discovered by actively utilizing this technology in a practical manner. And this learning process, so far, is not completed and we are happy to continue exploring with MakerBot,” summarizes Heckmann.
“LÄPPLE AUTOMOTIVE has embraced the possibilities that in-house 3D printing can offer, especially when engineers design and think with additive in mind. With MakerBot’s METHOD and Z18, manufacturers such as LÄPPLE can really embrace additive manufacturing for a wide range of applications – whether for tools on the assembly lines or end-use parts,” concludes Nadav Goshen, CEO, MakerBot.