Supplying Low Volume Production for Defence Projects

Case Study


One of the biggest challenges defence projects face is low volume production driving high part costs because of tooling.

A local supplier to defence faced this challenge when they were looking to release their new customisable radiator to fit confined spaces of military equipment.


GoProto helped the customer prototype different variations of the spacer clips, which made the product modular and adaptable to variations.

3,000 components were printed to meet initial production requirements.


  • The 3D printed part was 20% lighter than the original design.
  • The customer saved $10,000 in tooling costs and cut 8 weeks out of their production schedule, giving them a competitive advantage of speed to market for the new product.



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“A big thank you to the team at GoProto. Received the pins and able to get them installed on time. Thanks for your efforts.” — Philip Goodsell, (Manufacturing company) – Melbourne, VIC
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