Spot the Difference! Summertime Spare Parts

Extending Product Lifetimes through 3D Printing While 3D printed parts are becoming ever more glamorous and advanced – additively manufactured parts can now be found in everything from aeroplanes to fashion garments – sometimes it’s nice to take a step back, and consider some more everyday applications of the technology. The wooden runner hub part below supports the ribs of …

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OWL 3D: Live & in Farbe 2023

Come and see us at our next live event in September! We will be back at our founding site, the Direct Manufacturing Research Center at Paderborn University, for an afternoon of expert talks, networking and industry engagement around the topic of Additive Manufacturing in the Ostwestfalen-Lippe region. Find out more and register below; we look forward to seeing you there!

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Digital Inventory: AM Forum Follow-Up

Rise of the “Pro-sumer” Well-known advantages of AM include the ability to produce more customised products and smaller batch sizes, whilst remaining economically viable. Subsequently, the rise in “pro-sumer” customers – those who are able to directly access OEM parts as and when they it – is a characteristic of this new AM centred digital supply chain. Matthias Schmid discussed …

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A Traceable Journey: Birmingham and Back

Our Scanning Software in Action Many of you ask us the question: what does a traceable workflow look like? How will it benefit our manufacturing process? While the answer will vary depending on the application, we wondered, how can we show the advantages of traceability in a general sense? How might the features of our software work together to aid …

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Opinion Piece: Do we have another one of those?

3D Printing Spare Parts: The Challenge Spare parts management has been revolutionised by Additive Manufacturing; being able to produce small batches of products whilst remaining economically viable has enabled impressive strides to be made in spare parts managements. Although regulatory challenges still persist, particularly around the production of critical components, signs of a greater shift in thinking are evident across …

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