As the innovators at Squats and Science developed the concept of OpenBarbell, a data-driven weight training device, they found themselves at a common crossroads for entrepreneurs: choosing a manufacturing method for product components. Knowing full well that they wanted to shave time and money off of costs for small production runs, injection molding was quickly deemed infeasible. To produce small batches affordably, reliably, and with extreme precision, they opted to manufacture on-demand with 3D printing.
“Voodoo Manufacturing makes plastic parts with one of the best combinations of accuracy and cost in the country...
“Not only did 3D printing give us the flexibility to design time saving measures into OpenBarbell, but at around 300 units it’s a much more affordable manufacturing process than traditional injection molding.”
— Jordan Berke, founder of Squats and Science