Voodoo Manufacturing, a company based in New York, making news today thanks to the opening of a new factory called by themselves as an intermediate solution to prototyping and mass production. This has been possible thanks mainly to the use of 3D printing technologies and all its possibilities. As a detail, just tell you that this factory, composed solely of 3D printers, is capable of producing batches of up to 10.000 units.
Understanding the idea of Voodoo Manufacturing a little better, we talk about the opening of a new factory where they have installed the not inconsiderable figure of 160 3D printers at an average of $ 2.000 per printer which makes about $ 320.000 investment in the machines alone. This allows them to be able to manufacture up to 160 units of a product at the same time or up to 160 different products at the same time.
Voodoo Manufacturing tells us about its new 3D printing service made up of 160 machines.
As expected, to carry out maintenance, material loading, review of possible anomalies in production ... the company has only hired 17 employees who take over all this work. According to those responsible for Voodoo Manufacturing, this is just the beginning since they hope to reduce their costs by no less than 90% in the next five years by increasing automation and taking advantage of the 3D printers that are to come, models that will be faster and above all cheaper both at the time of purchase and in terms of maintenance and repair.
At the moment, as they say from Voodoo Manufacturing, apparently most of their orders come from companies that are dedicated to marketing and that order personalized keychains, trophies and action figures although, as they say, they are trying to create each time more possibilities. For Jonathan Schwartz, head of production and co-founder of the company, we are facing a global market that has a turnover of about 12 billion dollars, so, The sky is the limit.