FLEX starts innovative project with Enable 3D Automotive accessories from a 3D printer

Automotive accessories

Steinheim, May 2023 – Manufacturing accessories for the automotive sector quickly and sustainably by 3D printing: That’s now possible thanks to a pioneering partnership between FLEX-Elektrowerkzeuge GmbH and Enable 3D. The successful start-up is developing innovative designs that users can 3D-print directly. FLEX provides the appropriate and optimised 3D data free of charge. The first of these are wall brackets for polishing equipment and automotive batteries, for example for car workshops or painting companies.

FLEX provides the wall bracket data free of charge at Companies or private users can either download the data themselves and produce the bracket on their own 3D printer, or commission a service provider to print it. A community printing service is also available through, taking on paid printing jobs.

"FLEX is the first power tools manufacturer to implement this innovative and sustainable concept in collaboration with Enable 3D. 100 percent reusable monomaterials are utilised, thus making a valuable contribution to the environmentally-friendly circular economy. Transport and waste are also minimised", explains Oliver Gnann-Geiger, Head of Marketing at FLEX. FLEX and Enable 3D are already planning further products.

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About FLEX

For FLEX-Elektrowerkzeuge GmbH, based in the south German town of Steinheim/Murr, the craftsman comes first. For this reason, this renowned power tools manufacturer has for over 90 years been going to wherever these are used: Building sites, workshops and factories. Continuous dialogue and many years of experience mean that FLEX is constantly coming up with new and innovative solutions that ensure better and more economical working. In 2022, FLEX won the "TOP 100 Innovator" award as one of the most innovative companies in the German SME sector, and was named a "Top Company" among employers by kununu. FLEX products have already received many awards, including the Plus X Award 2020, 2019 & 2014, and the Red Dot Design Award 2018 & 2014, and the 'Designpreis Deutschland' 2011 and the IF product design award 2011. FLEX currently employs 340 people and sells its products via a global network of trade vendors. More information is available at

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