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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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Some examples of the parts produced for this project.

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…

Final housing before assembling.

Control unit for a ballistic analysis system

Dimensional accuracy, high-quality surfaces and series quality with an annual quantity of 150-200 units are often a great challenge. Thanks to the…

Mounted reinforcement shell before drilling

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…

The covercap produced with Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Cost reduction through reverse engineering

The company Poly-Projekt GmbH faced the challenge in the production of cover plugs that a small number of pieces had excessive prices. Thanks to…

3D printed plastic grippers save 85 percent cost and 70 percent time in the packaging industry.

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…

Serie von lasergesinterten Spulenkörper

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…

Gears of VBZ trams for the terminal station display

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…

Principle of a "usual" bayonet mount: the male side gets inserted into the female receptor.

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.

NAO with head rack and tablet holder by 3d-prototyp GmbH

Avatar Kids

AvatarKids, telepresence for kids in hospitals

Chairless-chair in action

Lightweight parts for the chairless-chair

Load-bearing structure for a exoskeleton

Batch of StealthKeys by UrbanAlps within production at ProtoShape

3D scan safe high security key

StealthKey by UrbanAlps is the mechanical answer to unauthorized 3D scanning and printing of mechanical key.

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