Weerg, an Italian manufacturing service specializing in CNC machining and 3D printing, will soon be moving its production to a facility triple the size of its existing factory. The company says it will officially move into the new headquarters in Gardigiano, Italy at the end of October, beginning of November.
Weerg operates an e-commerce platform through which clients can upload a file for production and receive a quote for the project almost instantaneously. Presently, the company operates a number of Hermle CNC systems as well as six HP Multi Jet Fusion 4200 3D printers—making it the largest installation of HP 3D printers in southern Europe.
With its move into a much larger facility on the horizon, the Venetian company says it plans to ramp up its production even more with the installation of additional machines. Initially, however, it will operate out of about a fifth of the space.
“We chose a building that could respond to our sudden needs for business expansion and therefore space dedicated to production systems,” commented Matteo Rigamonti. “It is a former knitwear factory of about 27,000 square meters, which we will occupy initially 5,000 square meters, in addition to other 3,000 square meters already optioned. A choice that allows us to envisage future expansions of the machine park without requiring further transfers.”
As far as we know, Weerg has no concrete plans to expand its 3D printing capacity (in terms of acquiring more HP 3D printers) for the time being. It has, however, already ordered additional Hermle systems which will be installed directly in the new facility. The addition of these machines to its existing fleet will complete Weerg’s CNC production line “for the time being.” This production line will consist of two batteries of five Hermle systems each, which will be fully automated thanks to anthropomorphic robots.
In terms of its 3D printing offering, we spoke to Weerg founder Matteo Rigamonti a few months ago about how the company was focusing its investments in HP 3D printing rather than exploring other AM technologies, largely because of the no-hassle approach to HP’s MJF platform.
As he explained at the time: “With regard to metal AM, we are at a similar place to 3D printing before HP’s machines came out. I have no intention of having to remove the supports for metal 3D prints, for instance. Metal AM is not at the same ‘launch and forget’ stage that HP 3D printing is yet.”
Indeed, Weerg’s whole philosophy centers on simplicity—both for its clients and for its own production. Thanks to a specialized instant quoting software developed by Weerg’s R&D department, the company is doing well to achieve its goal.
“One of our mottos is ‘Set and forget,’” Rigamonti elaborated. “Clearly we address our customers to whom we want to offer a purchasing experience that is absolutely new in the world of mechanics: the estimate in a few seconds and the certainty of the delivery date, which can be chosen from 3 to 10 days.
“But not only that, because this slogan also tells the story of our organization, where all the steps are managed through advanced software that drastically reduces manual intervention by operators and therefore procedures relegated to craftsmanship that does not belong to us.”
Presently, Weerg’s manufacturing e-commerce platform serves clients from various industries, including automotive, boating, aerospace, mechanics and more. The company, which reports over 15,000 requests for quotes per day, is currently most active within its home of Italy, though it has its eye on the broader European market.