Ropes Edge Digital Warehouse


Challenge: Ropes Edge is an American start-up company dedicated to supplying innovative safety equipment.  Protecting rope from hazardous abrasive edges used in rescue and rigging systems.
Dirk Dorenbros, owner of Ropes Edge, utilises HP MJF 3D Printing for both prototyping and Additive Manufacturing. Based in America, Dirk wanted to expand globally, without incurring distribution and
warehouse expenses.

Solution: GoProto’s Digital Manufacturing Network (DMN) provided Ropes Edge the freedom to manufacture in American and Australia.  Providing economic feasibility and a broader global reach.

Result: Within Australia and America, GoProto produces parts on-demand using HP MJF 3D printers.  They can then ship directly to Ropes Edge’s customers – anywhere within Asia Pacific and America. Reducing Ropes Edge inventory costs and maintaining lean, agile supply operations.

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“I was wowed by your parts. Gave us a true assessment of our design both in wet and dry scenarios. Look forward to seeing pre-production parts.” — Cathy Hamill, Design Engineer – Newcastle, NSW
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