Caldwell Manufacturing 3D Print End to End with Markforged

Watch Caldwell Manufacturing’s success story:

Caldwell Manufacturing is a global window and door hardware manufacturer based in upstate New York. “We’re an integrated supply partner,” says Caldwell Manufacturing CEO, Eric Mertz. “The springs that hold a window or door open, the hardware, the locks, the latches, all the mechanical hardware that makes a window or door operate, that’s what we’re focused on.”

For any piece of window or door hardware they make, the team at Caldwell also needs to make holding fixtures, assembly fixtures, and error-proofing fixtures — which were all designed in-house and cut from steel through a third-party supplier. The internal tooling often took up to eight weeks to design and develop, and certain components had to be sourced from overseas, which led to product development cycles of anywhere between 6-12 months.

Find out how the team at Caldwell Manufacturing revolutionised their manufacturing processes in the video below, or complete the form below to download the complete case study PDF!


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At a glance:

  • Steel and Aluminium replaced with composites

  • Safe and cost effective metal 3D printing

  • 90% manufacturing cost savings

  • Prototypes and end use parts 3D printed

  • Jigs and fixtures support traditional manufacturing

  • Iterations in 6 days instead of 6 months

Caldwell Manufacturing are 3D printing everything from prototypes and end use parts to jigs and fixtures. Still not convinced?

Get in touch with us at Mark3D UK Limited to arrange a live demonstration at your facility, or to request a sample 3D printed part to test yourself!

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Caldwell Manufacturing 3D printed end of arm tooling for robot

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