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IRIS Ohyama Uses Multiple 3D Printing Platforms to Speed Up Product Development

Founded as a small blow molder in eastern Osaka in 1958, IRIS Ohyama is a major consumer products manufacturer with annual sales totaling approximately $1.1 billion. The company introduces more than 1,000 new items every year, including gardening tools, health care products, pet care items, home and office furniture, LED light bulbs and home appliances.

Since constant introduction of new products is crucial to stay competitive, engineers needed to find a way to make composite mechanical products quickly. IRIS Ohyama started using Stratasys 3D Printing technology in 2006, and now uses two kinds of 3D printers to help boost its product development.


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IRIS Ohyama created this new cyclone cleaner using its Objet 3D Printer.

IRIS Ohyama created this new cyclone cleaner using its Objet 3D Printer.

“Using the Dimension and the Objet 3D Printers for distinct purposes, we can respond to any design requirements with accuracy and speed.”

Hiroshi Oizumi, IRIS Ohyama