Small series & digital spare parts management

In contrast to conventional production methods, economies of scale do not apply to additive manufacturing. This means the cost per unit is not dependent on the number of units, which makes cost-effective small series possible. In turn, this opens up new applications such as digital spare parts management. Spare parts are stored digitally and produced individually when required. This focus topic presents interesting examples of small series.

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Prototech Asia February 18, 2019
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Prototypes with ROHS and ULV0-94 standards

A company in the field of medical innovations approached Prototech Asia with a challenging project. The company needed several assembled parts, some of which had to be produced in large sizes and others transparent.

Sidrag AG January 23, 2019
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Engineering for die casting

Do you need support in the realization of a complex casting project? As an experienced provider in small and medium series, we will be happy to advise you and successfully implement your project together with you.

Sidrag AG January 23, 2019
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When should you check die casting as an option?

This article shows you the main differences between die casting and other technologies for the production of components. You will also find out in what situation this form of production is worthwhile and when it becomes financially viable.

Prototech Asia December 19, 2018
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Vacuum Casting - Silicone Mould

The ideal solution to produce ‘close to the reality’ functional, aesthetic plastic prototypes and small series. 10 to 200 plastic parts, 4 to 12 days.

BSF Bünter AG November 19, 2018
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Additive Manufacturing in use at 400m depth

With increasing depth, large forces act on the tubes of a geothermal probe. In order to be able to cope with these forces at the lowest point over decades, Jansen relies on additive reinforcing sleeves and saves 70% of the original production costs.

igus GmbH July 9, 2018
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Maintenance-free 3D printed plastic grippers

The packaging industry can only dream of this flexibility. Therefore it often takes weeks for a product change, until the right gripper is made. It is 85 percent cheaper and 70 percent faster with robust and lightweight plastic grippers made of igus tribo-filaments.

igus GmbH June 28, 2018
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Gear Configurator - wear-resistant plastic gears

The Advantages: configure individual gear in 60 seconds, ready to ship in 3 days, cost savings up to 40%, involute toothing according to Standard, no tooling costs, no Elaborate reconstruction, individual tooth module from 0,5 mm.

prodartis AG April 9, 2018
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Bobbins series of 4000

In order to establish a more flexible supply chain and shorter time to market, KUK Electronic AC produces a part of its bobbin series with selective laser sintering.

René Faigle AG - my3Dworld June 10, 2016
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Gear for tram terminal station displays

With the sintered gear, the display of terminal stations within trams can be repaired. In light boxes, the gear transports the film with each terminal station name.

BSF Bünter AG March 21, 2016
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Improved bayonet mount

The new design of the bayonet mount enables an easy mounting combined with very small size. The part can only be produced additively.

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