Bajaj Electricals (Bajaj) is a consumer electrical equipment manufacturer that supplies diversified luminary equipment including lamps, tubes, fans, and other household appliances and consumer durables. Based in Mumbai, the company also takes on special engineering projects from developing transmission line towers to investing in die casting, and wind and solar energy.
Meeting the new giant - 3D printing.
“Innovation is core to our business as consumers look to us for new designs and products that can facilitate their daily routines,” said Vinayak Raje, head designer at Bajaj. “Designers are often constrained by technical difficulties, particularly during concept modeling or prototyping when we were using conventional fabrication methods.” Bajaj needed a solution to get past these constraints and speed prototypes through development.
Precise modeling for functional tests.
Prior to installing a 3D printer, creating prototypes with complex geometry was time-consuming and labor-intensive for Bajaj’s team using traditional fabrication methods. Even with an outsourced vendor, precision could be substandard, and it could take up to two months to produce one prototype.
Benefits across departments.
“FDM technology and ABS thermoplastics have been a great combination for us. They provide us with an efficient solution to help us optimize our design and improve market delivery time by 10 to 15 percent,” said Raje.