The Asia Pacific sector of the Swedish multinational home appliance manufacturer Electrolux has partnered with Spare Parts 3D, a young Singapore-based tech start-up to conduct a feasibility study that aims to evaluate the on-demand and distributed production of spare parts.
To test the feasibility, Electrolux Asia Pacific teamed up with the Singapore-based tech start-up Spare Parts 3D to perform technical and economical assessments. The study consists of five steps.
Spare Parts 3D will define the right criteria for 3D printing and select the best business case for Electrolux Asia Pacific to maximize savings. Two critical dimensions are 1. 3D printability – only certain kinds of spare parts are 3D printable, and 2. Profitability.
Industrialisation: To optimize economic benefits, Spare Parts 3D will conduct industrial engineering, to identify the best materials and the most efficient production parameters.
Digitalisation: A digital inventory containing the best production parameters for each selected reference.
Qualification: Quality tests and checks on the final prints.
Profitability Analysis: Comparison of costs incurred when 3D printing spare parts and when produced through traditional means.