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Motorcycle Specialist Termignoni reduces Costs with 3D Printing Technology

Italian motorcycle exhaust manufacturer Termignoni has cut time-to-market for its motorcycle exhaust systems from weeks to days while reducing production costs with the use of a Stratasys F770 3D printer.

The company now produces prototype parts using an in-house Stratasys F770 3D printer, saving 50% in costs as well as shipping time. Termignoni supplies aftermarket systems to motorcycle racing series and consumer brands worldwide, including Ducati, KTM, Yamaha and Honda.

Ernesto Marinelli, managing director and technical director at Termignoni, emphasizes the importance of speed to market.

“Being able to 3D print quickly, test, make revisions, and so on creates a definite time advantage,” he says. “Now, the process is simpler, faster, and therefore more cost effective.”

The size of the Stratasys printer allows fewer parts to be glued together, minimizing the risk of inaccuracies and errors. The 1,000 x 610 x 610 mm build chamber allows the entire part to be printed as one piece. This increased production efficiency and reduced costs by 50%.

Termignoni uses ASA thermoplastic, which Marinelli says offers more stability and a better surface appearance than other materials. Soluble substrates can be used to design complex structures and print them with minimal post-processing.

Marinelli emphasizes the innovations that have come from using the 3D printer.

“We have brought in a range of production equipment that we used to buy externally,” says Marinelli. “By combining the F770 with metal laser cutters and CNC machines for example, parts such as jigs and fixtures for production and measurement processes can be completed internally.”

Find out more about Stratasys at stratasys.com.

For more information about Termignoni, please visit termignoni.it.

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