3D Printed Punch Speeds Production of Specialty Xerox Printer

With sales of $22 billion, Xerox is the world’s leading business process- and document- management enterprise. The company recently introduced a low-volume printer to serve a specialized market that needs features not found in high-volume printers. The printer requires a longer cable with a new connector to accommodate its additional features.

The connector manufacturer needed a minimum order of 1 million units to retool for the new connector. Projected volume of the new printer was significantly less than the minimum order.

The connector (top) as it came from the supplier and (bottom) after removal of geometry to  t the specialty printer.

The white FDM piece supported each connector during punching.

“If you can imagine it and draw it in CAD, you can build it in FDM.”

Duane Byerley, Xerox