Manufacturing with a standard 3D printer
The keyword here is Manufacturing on Demand:
As electronic design data can be retrieved on demand in seconds and produced anywhere in the world. The young spin-off of packaging machine manufacturer Gerhard Schubert GmbH provides access to tested and manufacturer-certified print data. Customers only need a standard filament 3D printer and the PARTBOX,
which has LTE access, and which is directly and securely connected to the digital warehouse. True to the Click & Print principle, format parts, spare and wear parts can be produced by anyone in any desired batch. Schubert Additive Solutions also supports its customers with its services for all aspects of additive manufacturing, drawing on its experience with more than 120,000 additive-produced components in house.
The team at Schubert Additive Solutions is convinced that at some point it will be the norm to send data to customers instead of manufactured components. “With this in mind, we are working at full speed on this vision of decentralised manufacturing. This award confirms that we are on the right track,” Schindler continued. Jury member Harald Geimer, Partner at PwC Management Consulting, believes that PARTBOX even has great potential to revolutionise the supply chain and storage of spare parts: “At the same time, the company places great emphasis on the protection of intellectual property when using its part streaming platform. This can be a future-proof solution, especially in the case of growing demand for customer-specific products and the resulting diversity of variants.” Jury member Dr Petra Seebauer, co-publisher of the LOGISTIK HEUTE trade magazine, agrees and adds: “Schubert’s industrial 3D printing platform provides customers with often more cost-effective and faster procurement of spare or wear parts. Moreover, savings in transportation have a positive effect on the environment and sustainability.”