Category Archives: Digital Spare Parts

Whirlpool to introduce 3D printing to appliance aftersales with Spare Parts 3D

American multinational home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool has entered into a 3D printing partnership with Singapore service bureau Spare Parts 3D. Together the companies have committed to digitise Whirlpool’s part catalog, combatting obsolesce and fulfilling part-shortage areas. Already, through a pilot project which ran through 2017, Spare Parts 3D has validated the technical suitability of three […]

3D printed metal parts smarten up at VTT Finland

Smart metal parts, capable of relaying information about performance, condition and authenticity, have been made using additive manufacturing in a project at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Made as a demo exploring potential manufacturing technologies, the parts have been dubbed as “the next big step towards artificial intelligence” in machinery. Additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0 […]