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The sports-tracker specialist Mac-Lloyd (link) has chosen the Prodways SLS® ProMaker P1000 (link) 3D printer for the manufacturing of its high precision, heavy duty and shock resistant tracking devices.
Widely used in rugby, football, horse races and hockey, Mac-Lloyd’s all-in-one system features GPS, Biometry, Indoor, Concussion analysis and data broadcast.
The decision to switch from the original parts subcontracting approach to the direct in-house manufacturing of the parts with a ProMaker P1000, can be resumed in this simplified SWOT table.
Classic approach: Injection molding
Additive manufacturing subcontracting
In-house manufacturing with a P1000 3D printer
Mac-Lloyd determined the ProMaker P1000 as the best fit among other 3D printers because of its portfolio of high-performance materials, ease of use, a build volume of 300x300x300mm, and the naturally smooth surface of the printed parts.
The outer casings of the trackers are printed with the Prodways PA11-SX 1450 (link) to meet the stringent requirements of the latest IRB (International Rugby Board) benchmarks.
With Prodways SLS® technology, Mac-Lloyd moved beyond 3D prototyping to the direct production of impact-resistant parts made for one of the most exciting environments — sports.