spare parts

Daimler Trucks North America Pilots Program for 3D Printed Spare Parts

Automotive manufacturer Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is no stranger to 3D printing – its commercial vehicles segment has fully integrated the technology into its development process and series production workflow….

The R&D Tax Aspects of 3D Printed Replacement Parts for Appliances

Manufacturers are now considering the use of 3D printers to print their replacement parts. Historically, the manufacturing of replacement parts has been a necessary inconvenience for appliance manufacturers. Firms are…

Studying Feasibility: 3D Printing for Spare Parts Production

There are plenty of examples of 3D printed spare parts saving companies and industries money – the technology has been used to make spare parts for automobiles, metro trains, the US Marine…

US Coast Guard Researching Ways to Use 3D Printing to Improve Mission Readiness

The US Navy has used 3D printing technology on numerous occasions: to develop a missile component, a submarine hull, and a small clip to keep the clasps of handheld radios…

Thor3D Uses Handheld 3D Scanner to Help a Bakery Achieve 60% Savings on Spare Parts

Russian 3D imaging company Thor3D, started by ex-employees of professional-grade scanning system producer Artec 3D, has the capability to scan any number of large objects, even ones that aren’t very…

Metal Additive Manufacturing Saves Time and Money in the Beverage Industry

Metal 3D printing is truly starting to pick up more momentum around the world — and we’re seeing a lot of it in Europe in particular lately. Jung & Co….

Addressing Planned Obsolescence with 3D Printing

Imagine that you had invented a thingamajig that was widely recognized to be of high quality and very useful. Soon, everyone was buying one and your hard-earned investment was paying…

New Maritime Consortium Forms — Will Research 3D Printing of Spare Ship Parts

The Port of Rotterdam is Europe’s largest sea port, and it boasts excellent accessibility for sea-going vessels, intermodal connections and the 180,000 people who work for and in the surrounding…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — July 4, 2015

This week’s 3D printing news takes us from 3D printed penny boards to human organs and a Hyphae-based plant leaf structure. Also, a Norwegian man has discovered how to convert a…