Solution As a customer in the field of laser marking systems, toolcraft was already familiar with and had held TRUMPF in high regard for many years as an expert and pioneer in the field of laser processing. As they were a satisfied customer, the company also included TRUMPF as a manufacturer of 3D printers for industrial manufacturing in the selection process. Above all, toolcraft was impressed with TRUMPF's overall concept, comprising of sophisticated machines, external industrial part and powder management, intelligent monitoring solutions, as well as comprehensive services and digitalisation solutions – and they made the decision to invest in several TRUMPF machines. toolcraft was also delighted by the high machine utilisation rate. This is because build and supply cylinders can be changed quickly and safely for work parallel to production, meaning that downtimes are reduced to a minimum.
Implementation toolcraft invested in the construction of a new additive manufacturing hall. When fitting it out with machines, toolcraft decided on several TruPrint 3000 systems, as these are "fully integrated solutions" and have optimal peripheral solutions before and after the LMF process. The specialists were particularly impressed by the fact that, compared to other systems, the industrial part and powder management process is much better and can be integrated more easily. Furthermore, the intelligent monitoring solutions ensure optimal transparency over the LMF process. Another advantage was that the system and the laser come from the same company, and are perfectly coordinated with each other.
Outlook toolcraft has since invested in their fifth TruPrint 3000 system. Together with TRUMPF, the company would like to continue shaping the additive manufacturing process in an even more cost-effective manner, and to further improve performance and component quality, for example, in regards to the parameters. Both toolcraft and TRUMPF are convinced that both companies can continue to benefit from the cooperative exchange in the future, and that they can advance additive manufacturing technology with combined efforts.