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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).

With overwhelming improvements in the 3D printing technology both in terms of new and advanced 3D printers and materials, we will see a huge shift towards more direct manufacturing of consumer products in the coming years.

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

A 3D printer manufacturer and a manufacturing solution company partner to disrupt the traditional supply chain and manufacturing industry

In the servitization era, companies should focus on spare parts management, a crucial component of customer relation as well as a profitable sector.

An individual try to make an obsolete spare part using 3D printing: the experience is very insightful

SEB, the world leader in small household equipment, decide to 3D print spare parts in order to guarantee a lifetime repairability of its products

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.

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has undertaken a study with Aalto University on the benefits of digitalisation and 3D printing spare parts.