With the continuous improvement of personalized demand in the mannequin industry, there are more and more kinds of orders, while the demand for the same product is becoming less and less. For a set of mold hundreds of thousands of Mannequin industry, the market is becoming more and more difficult, there is an urgent demand for a new process to Mannequin industry again upgrade.
In November 2020, Anwise and COSMOS approached IEMAI3D to discuss the possibility of 3D printing mannequin. We believe that 3D printing (FDM) technology is very suitable for the mannequin industry.
First of all, 3D printing has high freedom, which has great appeal to mannequin manufacturing who do not want to open molds. 3D printing (FDM) is slicing of 3D models then stacked on top of each other to form a solid product. In this process, users only need to build a 3D model, choose the appropriate 3D printing materials, and use the 3D printer to print directly, without opening a set of molds to assist the product molding.
No matter how the user’s design is changed, it only needs to make corresponding modifications on the 3D model, and then import the slicing software to convert it into Gcode that can be recognized by the 3D printer for printing. Instead of having to reinvent the design, make moulds or make painstaking hand-sculpting, users with a 3D printer can get a newly designed mannequin in 50 hours.
3D printing (FDM) technology has a wide variety of materials. IEMAI3D recommended PLA, PETG and ABS 3D printed filaments to ANWISE and COSMOS. These three filaments have been proven to meet the needs of customers in a variety of application scenarios.
PLA (polylactic acid), a material made from starch (usually corn), has little impact on the environment. It is a derivative of starch, renewable, and a biodegradable material (which degrades itself in soil) that is environmentally friendly.
PETG (Polyethylene terephthalate glycol Modified) is a rugged material that is easy to use. It has strong impact resistance, making it an alternative material for PMMA and PC.
ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) is a thermoplastic polymer material with high strength, high stiffness and easy to process. Because of its strong physical properties, heat resistance and chemical resistance, it is usually used as a plastic casing for equipment.
IEMAI3D solves many of ANWISE and COSMOS ‘doubts about 3D printing by combining their own practical experience. For example, in the process of 3D printing, how to make the first point of each layer (Z axis seam) consistent, reduse the top grain, how to do of products processing after 3D printing ……
In December 2020, ANWISE and COSMOS bought several YM-1200 and YM-300 units from IEMAI3D. From the perspective of the mannequin industry, two customers put forward the size requirements to IEMAI3D. φ650mm*H1200mm of YM-1200 and φ300mm*H300mm of YM-300,it can meet the size of each part of the mannequin production. The combination of the size of the two 3D printers not only improves the production capacity, but also rationally plans the enterprise budget, which can realize profits earlier.
In March 2021, IEMAI3D delivered 3D printers to ANWISE and COSMOS respectively. After more than a month of getting familiar with 3D printing technology and deepening the combination of 3D printing technology and mannequin production, these twomannequin manufacturing enterprises have gained a large number of customers’ attention in marketing. So far, thsy have received orders for 3D printed models, some of whom were previously missed due to the high cost of opening models.
ANWIS and COSMOS executives said: Clients are becoming more and more individualistic about mannequins. When clients place orders of dozens or even several sets,what we need is to be well served while ensuring delivery times and stable costs. Now it seems that IEMAI 3D printer is indeed a very good choice for us.