In a dynamic industry demanding cutting-edge solutions, Cell2, a leading European provider of premium-quality vehicle warning systems, faced a unique challenge in enhancing emergency vehicle lighting. The need for custom lighting shrouds led Cell2 to invest in the Raise3D Pro3 3D printer from 3DGBIRE, transforming their approach to additive manufacturing.
Cell2, established in 2005, stands as a prominent European provider specialising in advanced design and production capabilities within the Automotive industry by providing premium-quality vehicle warning systems for the emergency services and public utility markets. With a steadfast commitment to quality and outstanding service, Cell2 has expanded its operations internationally, operating from two primary locations in Vigo (Spain) and Aylesbury (UK - Headquarters).
Supplementary lighting devices in emergency vehicles, such as directional LED lights, vehicle headlight mounts, and directional warning modules, play a crucial role in improving visibility and ensuring occupant safety. In addressing specific needs, Cell2 sought customised solutions, including lighting shrouds for emergency vehicles, traditionally procured internationally at a significant expense.
Cell2 acquired the Raise3D Pro3 3D printer through 3DGBIRE, empowering them to develop custom shroud designs internally. Additionally, they made strategic investments in software and training, utilising Autodesk Inventor for design and IdeaMaker for 3D slicing.
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Cell2, with the aid of their Raise3D Pro3 printers, can print customisable parts, adding new functionality to existing products and produce components that can be mounted in different ways. Parts can be easily adjusted and adapted.
Additive manufacturing allows Cell2 to provide their customers with bespoke and quick solutions (compared to competitors). Production time has been cut to days rather than months which is a huge advantage when working on time-sensitive contracts, with clients who are in the Emergency Services sector, who require their vehicles to be deployed quickly.
Cell2 now has a large availability of completed products but also an extensive provision of lightbar components so that they can react immediately to the specific requirements of their customers, usually building and/or programming for next-day delivery. The assembly process is carried out by skilled and experienced operators, and the products are fully tested before leaving the facility. They also carry out product customisation operations, such as the addition of environmentally sealed connectors. Cell2, Aylesbury is home to their R&D Department and Training Centre.