Aalto School of Engineering: Reverse Engineering Spare Parts Through 3D Technology

In the recently published, ‘Methods to reverse engineer spare parts,’ thesis student Edoardo Colombo, from the Aalto School of Engineering, expounds on the benefits of digital spare parts, and their…

ProtoCAM Makes 3D Printed Spare Parts for Carpet Looms from the 1930s

ProtoCAM is a Pennsylvania based 3D printing service bureau that serves the defense, manufacturing and consumer goods industries. The firm works with stereolithography, selective laser sintering (Laser Powder Bed Fusion),…

Why the Maritime Industry Should Embrace 3D Printing for Spare Parts

In an article entitled “Is it Time for the Maritime Industry to Embrace 3D Printed Spare Parts?” a pair of authors argues that the shipping industry could benefit from 3D…

Whirlpool Partners with Spare Parts 3D to Create a Digital Inventory

The problem with appliances is that they inevitably break down at some point, in major or minor ways. If it’s a really major breakdown, the only option is sometimes to…

German Armed Forces Use 3D Printing to Redesign an Obsolete Part

The German Armed Forces are working on using 3D printing directly in the field, as described in a study entitled “Characteristics of a metal additive manufacturing process for the production…

Dutch Railways Embraces 3D Printing with Help From DiManEx

Earlier this year, the Dutch Army signed a contract with Dutch company DiManEx to produce 3D printed spare parts. Now DiManEx is extending its services to Dutch Railways. The railway system…

US Marines Using LulzBot 3D Printers to Successfully Continue Their Mission

3D printing in the military isn’t just about fabricating weapons like grenades, missiles, and warheads. The US Marine Corps has embraced the technology with enthusiasm, using it to research and…

Langhorne Carpet Company Teams Up With ProtoCAM to 3D Print Replacement Jacquard Cylinder

Another business has experienced the benefits of 3D printing with the reproduction of one of its oldest parts. Langhorne Carpet Company (LCC) recently used 3D printing to replace a Jacquard cylinder, a…

Immensa Technology Labs Offers 3D Printing Inventory Digitalization Solution to CCC

Immensa Technology Labs was founded in 2016 as the first privately owned company in the United Arab Emirates to specialize in 3D printing. In 2017, the company launched the first…

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