Integrating 3D Printing into the Product Development Process at Volvo Construction Equipment

On-Demand Available until March 22, 2018

3D printing in the product development process is becoming increasingly important with the increase in the pace of the construction industry. Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) has embraced this into its work process. Equipped with a Stratasys Eden 260V, Volvo CE has the ability to create engine component prototypes that are mounted directly on the engine and then tested. Volvo CE also quickly builds 3D models of its new product concepts for stakeholders to get timely feedback, reducing risk and lead time in all development stages. This advantage gives Volvo CE the ability to make better project decisions throughout the development and production cycles. 

What you can expect from this webinar: 

    1.Learn how 3D printing is an effective tool in Volvo CE’s daily design work. 

    2.See specific industry examples on how 3D printing is used in the workplace. 

    3.Discover PolyJet capabilities and limitations.


Tony den Hoed, Lead Engineer, Volvo Construction Equipment

Mr. den Hoed has been in the construction industry for over 18 years. For the last 13 years, he has been with Volvo Construction Equipment, working in a variety of capacities including product development, marketing, and sales support. As the local Innovation Coach, he helped acquire the 3D printer adopted into the product development process with the goal of reducing the product development cycle and cost.

Matthew Wahler, Design Engineer, Volvo Construction Equipment

Mr. Wahler has worked as a Design Engineer for over three years, first in the Mechanical Engineering department and more recently on the Pipelayer Product Platform team. As one of the key users of the Eden 260V for Volvo CE, he has printed a number of models himself and has frequently overseen print projects.

Jay Beversdorf, Application Engineer, Stratasys

Mr. Beversdorf works closely with clients to adopt and expand the uses of additive technology. With more than five years at Stratasys, he has developed strong technical expertise with a variety of 3D printing processes and systems, particularly in Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) applications and thermoplastic materials. Working closely with manufacturing companies, Mr. Beversdorf addresses the technical and process challenges companies face when translating traditional manufacturing methods into cost-effective and optimized additive manufacturing implementations.

Lisa Arrigo, SAE International

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