3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference welcomes Flam3D as Media Partner
3D printing or ‘additive manufacturing’ is a collection of technologies that make up a product (‘printed’) from a base stock, usually layer per layer. New markets are emerging as the production rates increase and more potential raw materials get developed. It is widely accepted that 3D printing will have a major impact on the way goods are produced and transported. The technology also offers huge opportunities for sustainable production.
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Spare parts stored digitally & 3D printed when needed, a competitive advantage
Five percent of spare parts could currently be stored in digital warehouses. This would make parts more quickly and easily available, while creating considerable cost savings. Digitalisation will also enable individual customisation and an increase in the intelligence of parts.
A two-year project involving companies, and led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University, investigated how businesses can gain a competitive advantage from digital spare parts.
Spare parts and all of the related information can be stored and transferred digitally. Availability increases when a new spare part can be 3D-printed according to need, close to the end user.
“Industry now has every opportunity to boost business by making spare parts into a focus area of development. Around five percent of parts can currently be manufactured digitally, according to need. 3D printing technology has reached the stage where high-quality manufacturing is possible,” says Sini Metsä-Kortelainen, VTT’s project manager for the project. Continue reading “Spare parts stored digitally & 3D printed when needed, a competitive advantage (Video)”
Software Automation: The Future of Additive Manufacturing – Presented by Victoria Akinsowon, RP Platform, at the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands. Read the interview
As additive manufacturing is increasingly integrated into wider manufacturing systems, companies must find better ways to integrate what have traditionally been disparate and disconnected processes. As we shift further towards Industry 4.0, software automation will play a crucial role in connecting these systems, leading to more streamlined AM workflows, and ultimately transforming current business models and supply chains. Continue reading “Software Automation: The Future of Additive Manufacturing – Presented by Victoria Akinsowon, RP Platform”