Additive Manufacturing as an Enabler of Digital Spare Parts

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The topic of spare parts is always challenging for operations, with the need to balance service provision with cost minimization for the full lifecycle of the product. This chapter provides a detailed discussion on the application of 3D printing for the manufacture of spare parts. It examines the characteristics which make 3D printing a viable proposition, and highlights the many constraints which much be considered when using 3D printing both now and in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging 3D Printing
Subtitle of host publicationOperations Management for Additive Manufacturing
EditorsDaniel Eyers
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-23323-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-23322-8
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA3 Book section, Chapters in research books


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