Replica, the provider of a secure 3D printing platform that makes spare parts management more efficient and sustainable, will be presenting at Formnext (Hall 12.1, Stand B88) how OEMs can provide their customers with parts on demand via a global and decentralized 3D printing network.
Visitors to Formnext can use a digital and interactive experience to test the company’s 3D printing platform live at the booth and follow the entire ordering process using a specific customer example from the premium household appliance manufacturer Miele.
As part of its joint project with the company, Replique uses its production network to manage the manufacture and fulfillment of several Miele accessories. For the qualification of the printing processes, Replique works closely with Forward AM, the brand of BASF 3D Printing Solutions. As part of the cooperation, the additive manufacturing process of the coffee clip, one of four accessories on the platform, was certified for food contact.
At Formnext, visitors can take a look behind the scenes of Replique’s digital warehouse in order to “order” accessories from Miele via a temporary online shop before the automated “delivery”. The complete solution for integrating additive manufacturing The Replique platform is not just a marketplace for decentralized 3D printing. Instead, it is characterized by its holistic nature, security and simple process integration. From the selection of suitable parts for AM to digital storage, production and delivery, the company covers the entire process. The Replique platform can be easily integrated into existing web shops and other order channels such as ERP software via an API interface. The result is an automated process that qualifies and encrypts files to ensure easy and secure entry into 3D printing that does not change the customer’s existing ordering process.
“In the AM industry, it is no longer enough to just offer partial solutions; the 3D printing market is too fragmented, the technology too complex. ”said Dr. Max Siebert, CEO and Co-Founder of Replique. “After several discussions with customers, we understood the difficulties involved in implementing 3D printing in-house. Some questions simply cannot be answered alone, which prompted our team to develop a solution that integrates 3D printing from start to finish and gives manufacturers the benefits of AM. “