Herman Miller eliminates expensive outsourcing and reduces lead-time with 3D printing.

chairsTrimIn 1923 Herman Miller bought the Michigan Star Furniture company, renaming it and transforming it by the 20
th century into a worldwide modern furniture design and manufacturing brand, gaining recognition not only for its classic and newer home designs but also for its innovations in contemporary interior design for furnishings, as well as healthcare environments.

In order to maintain their world-leading name they sought to introduce new technologies to eliminate expensive outsourcing alongside reducing lead-times in order to deliver their newest designs to the consumer market as fast as possible. They found the answer in 3D printing.

Choosing an industry-leading 3D printing system by Stratasys, the Fortus 400mc, they are now able to fulfil business requirements through cutting outsourcing from 5-10 days to just hours. As a result Herman Miller is now experiencing shorter lead-times and faster production through introducing 3D printing technology to their design and manufacturing process.

Read more to discover other ways in which the Fortus 400mc helped to improve Herman Miller.