MakerBot has released a case study that shows how Peloton, the tech-focused exercise startup, prototyped twenty different parts of their recently introduced commercial bike on a MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer. The case study gives an inside look into how desktop 3D printing is accelerating product design to bring products to market faster.
To further capture market share and stay a step ahead of competitors, Peloton must continue to innovate at a fast pace and release new products. Peloton's industrial design team used MakerBot to speed up design cycles and cost-effectively prototype many smaller components on this new bike that was introduced at this year's CES.
By iterating with MakerBot, the team could get instant feedback with every new design at approximately a dollar a prototype and make changes immediately without having to wait a week for parts to come back from a service supplier. The team could also verify the size, scale, and ergonomics of these parts with enough confidence to decide when each design was ready for production.
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