With its 3D printing service, Conrad is opening up new opportunities to realize innovative products and business models – accelerating new designs at lower cost
Conrad Business Supplies, in cooperation with printing expert trinckle 3D, is now offering a professional 3D printing service in industrial quality across Europe. With this new service, Conrad enables business customers to accelerate new designs and developments at an affordable price and with shorter lead times, opening new possibilities for 3D printing in the B2B sector.
Print service customers are able to order single products as well as serial products in the highest industrial quality. The process is intuitive and user friendly. Customers simply upload their 3D model to the Conrad 3D service platform. Then they select the desired material, size, colour, and the 3D printing process. All orders are printed on professional industrial equipment and shipped promptly.
In addition to the plastic-processing FDM process, Conrad Business Supplies also offers full-colour printing on a jet basis as well as laser sintered parts made of polyamide and metals. Thanks to trinckle’s software, orders can be placed quickly and intuitively. Model files are first automatically checked by trinckles’s own developed software and then passed on to a 3D Printing Consultant who will ensure printing suitability. “Our repair software corrects 3D files automatically so that high-quality 3D printing can be carried out on time, as required”, says Florian Reichle, CEO at trinckle. “Delivery will then be fulfilled within a few days.”
In particular, Conrad aims to address business customers such as electronics designers, product developers, and laboratories, who not only need a prototype but also want to produce individual pieces or small batches. The wide application ranges from spare parts to models for trade fairs, pieces for the medical technology sector or die & mould construction to name a few.
The new 3D printing service offers considerable benefits to customers including no surcharges for small quantities, extensive design freedom for customers and no need for investing in capital-intensive new production equipment. A wide range of materials and colours as well as short lead and shipping times complete the offered services.
“Conrad has been a strong partner for companies, makers and tech enthusiasts since the beginnings of 3D printing”, says Bastian Krä, project manager, Conrad Technologie Centrum (CTC). “We aim to be a leader in offering innovative products and services, and thanks to trinckle 3D’s extensive experience and high-performance software, is the ideal partner for our 3D printing service”.