How to adopt Additive Manufacturing into your business in a Smart Way!
Technical Focus | 15 October 2018
Several questions cross their mind on how can they adopt it? Is it going to prove worth investing in it? What returns on investment can they expect? Should they produce in-house or outsource it? Which technologies to adopt to get the highest returns? Which parts to move to 3D printing?
The fact is every part might not fit the requirements for 3D printing or it may not be profitable compared to traditional manufacturing. It is required to understand in detail the implications 3D printing can have on the respective business. There are several options for 3D printing and the spares catalogues can run into hundreds and thousands. The references and data are fragmented between several databases (ERP, PLM). In such a case, determining the appropriate parts for printing is not the easiest stage of 3D printing implementation.
Spare Parts 3D performs a profitability study for each selected part to ensure optimal savings, and to highlight the process changes required to capture that lost value. Their software aims at streamlining the parts digitalisation process to address a high quantity of parts. Also, Spare Parts 3D offers its clients the methodology, tools and expertise to single-out the right spares from both technical and business aspects.
This reliable tool of analysis aims at understanding quickly and precisely which part is worth to be produced with 3D Printing. As a result, the Automatic Catalogue Analysis helps plan technology transfer and assess 3D printing Opportunity.
This can be done in 4 simple steps: