Certification of individual 3D printed parts require long, complex, and expensive operations. While dealing with large quantities, it would be more realistic to certify the whole manufacturing process, further leading to certification of the parts produced within the process.
At Spare Parts 3D, we apply systematic standard requirements and associated test procedures for 3D printing processes. This way we can hedge risks and ensure the same levels of fidelity that are seen in conventional processes (casting, forging, machining).

The Oslo-based international classification society, DNV GL, has been appointed as the lead researcher of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore-initiated Joint Industry Program (JIP), which aims to expand the use of 3D Printing in the maritime sector.

If some famous companies like Boeing or BMW already took a step into AM, printing thousands of parts aiming at having more flexibility in customization, it is still very marginal compared to GE.

60 ventures 3D printing providers from 30 different countries have joined our global network after going through a highly-selective and rigorous qualification process.

50 enterprising 3D printing providers across 5 continents are ready to produce under SP3D’s rigorous manufacturing process and qualification standard.

50 enterprising 3D printing providers across 5 continents are ready to produce under SP3D’s rigorous manufacturing process and qualification standard.

As 3D printing technology matures, Electrolux is working with Spare Parts 3D to leverage on the advantages of 3D printing as a way of reducing inventory.

Astelav, the leading European spare parts distributor reached a 50% cost reduction by 3D printing long-tail parts, showed a case study with SP3D.