The aerospace industry was among the first to embrace AM for production purposes.
AM enables to reduce part weight and simplify part production. Producing light-weight parts is economically crucial in aerospace since weight affects fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, speed and even safety. In addition, additive manufacturing can produce components with complex geometries in lightweight materials and allows for the consolidation of numerous parts into one single component, thus reducing weight and production costs.
Dealing predominantly with regulated parts, it is critical to keep track of parts at every step during its lifetime, starting with the actual production process, and maintaining high confidentiality standards. Assembrix developed a platform that answers these crucial needs and empowers users to better monitor the Digital Thread. It offers an integrated, encrypted platform that oversees the process and ensures that only allowed users and printers are involved.
Car manufacturers are adopting additive manufacturing in order to reduce costs and shorten leading time. Especially noticeable is the area of spare parts, where volatile demand may result in excess inventory stock becoming obsolete. Rapidly producing spare parts on demand saves storage space, time and money.
Assembrix’s platform connects between garages and authorized service bureaus while allowing car manufacturers to overview the process and ensure printing by the car manufacturer’s standards. This reduces warehousing costs and increases operation efficiency.
The medical industry has been fast adopting additive manufacturing in recent years across different medical applications. Additive manufacturing offers a wide range of printed objects from new surgical cutting and drill guides to patient-specific implants. It also helps surgeons to prepare themselves for the surgery by printing and practicing on a replica of a patient’s organ and by that save time and reduce mistakes during the surgical procedure itself.
AM reduces lead time and cost and overcomes the complexity of customization per patient.
Assembrix’s VMS (Virtual Manufacturing Space) platform allows healthcare organizations direct access to multiple industrial-grade 3D printers employing diverse technologies in different locations. The platform enables to remotely control and print patient-specific parts based on the availability of suitable printers. This allows the organizations to focus on their medical expertise while eliminating the need to heavily invest in capital expenditure and printing technicians