The outcome: game-changing 3D printed lighting products
The resulting products were five 3D energy efficient printed lights that consisted of complex geometries impossible to manufacture any other way.
LimeLite CEO Paul Hearne was greatly thankful for the product range and development process. “Without the Swinburne team this range simply wouldn’t have occurred. We are very excited about the OnTrack range and its great export potential,” says Paul.
To get the products to market, LimeLite invested in a new state-of-the-art production line in their Melbourne factory, which included 30 high-end printers.
These lights, and their mode of production, enabled LimeLite to penetrate a new area of the market not yet seen within the lighting industry.
“The most exciting part of this project was creating truly unique designs without the manufacturing constraints of plastic injection moulded parts. 3D printing allows complex geometries to be created unlike injection moulding. Using 3D printers also avoids massive investment in retooling, and low risk of an expensive, unpopular design languishing on the shelf. If no one orders it, it simply doesn’t get printed,” explains Professor Kuys.
The OnTrack range has effectively transformed LimeLite, a local lighting company, into a major force within the Australian market.
October 2017 – September 2018
Professor Blair Kuys, Director
Mr Nathan Loutit
Mr Nicholas Chia
Mr Andrew Weeks
Mr Ali Bahrman