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Additive Manufacturing Reduces Fixturing Costs Up To 65 Percent at Oreck with Stratasys 3D Printing Solutions

For every series of vacuum that Oreck Manufacturing makes, it produces 40 to 50 identical assembly pallets. This was the case for the company’s Titanium Series, the XL21 upright commercial vacuum. This high-end unit provides the user with features such as hypo-allergenic filtration, adjustable two-speed motor and advanced sound-dampening technology.

The production floor pallets secure the top cover of the vacuum in a precise position so that the vacuum can be assembled quickly and easily. After placing the motor, fan housing and other support components into the stationary top cover, the bottom cover is attached.


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Oreck uses additive manufacturing to produce custom assembly pallets.

“With some traditional fixture projects costing over $100,000, the savings can
be substantial.”

Bill Fish, Senior Model Maker, Oreck