3D Printed Small Series

Do you want to improve your market position and expand your product portfolio with small series and customized accessories?
Leverage the benefits of 3D printing and produce small series fast and cost efficiently – starting from lot size 1.

CHALLENGE

The production of small series is often not economical. Conventional production methods, e.g. injection molding, come with high investment costs for molds and models and require a long ramp-up time. Morever, for the launch of new products, no empirical data on future quantities is available, leading to high risk.

Expanding your product range for customers, however comes with many benefits, making it worth to look at more economical production methods:

  • Stronger customer loyalty
  • Additional business
  • Preventing third-party suppliers from offering non-original parts of inferior quality, which can have a negative impact on your reputation

NO MARKET DATA FOR NEW PARTS

HIGH INVESTMENT COSTS

LONG PRODUCTION RAMP-UP

SOLUTION

3D printing (additive manufacturing) is an agile production method and one machine can produce several different parts, enabling small quantities to be produced cost-efficiently and quickly. Additive manufacturing does not require extensive preparation and the production of costly tools and molds. It shortens development processes through rapid design iterations. With on-demand production even small quantities can be created without high risk.

Using the Replique platform you can leverage existing 3D printing design and material expertise and capacities of a worldwide production network. By connecting our platform into your existing ordering channels such as e-commerce and ERP systems, everything works as usual, only much easier!

MORE INNOVATION

FASTER GO-TO-MARKET

CLOSE TO ZERO FIXED COSTS

SMALL SERIES USE CASES

Additive Manufactured Doorstopper for Alstom

 

How Alstom benefits from our services:

  • Support for design iterations to generate final prototype
  • Material and technology selection for cost efficient production
  • Qualification for serial production
  • Lead time reduction
  • Fulfilment and shipment via network
Design iterations to generate the final prototype
Printing with Ultrafuse® 316L, sintering and debinding
Serial production qualification and delivery within just 6 weeks
With Replique, we benefit from all major additive manufacturing technologies and materials from a single source. In addition, we receive optimal technological preparation.” – Ben Boese, former 3D Printing Hub Manager of Alstom Transport Deutschland GmbH.
The doorstopper fulfills its function and meets high aesthetic standards as a visible part inside the train compartment.

3D Printed Borehole Cleaning Aid for Miele

 

How Miele benefits from our services:

  • Setting up production parameters for 3D printing
  • Material and technology selection
  • Production according to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)
  • Miele webshop integration
  • Order fulfilment and shipment via network
3D Printing Qualification Miele
Generation of print parameters for the PET part
3D Printing Process Miele Forward AM
Serial production according to GMP at Forward AM
Integration of the Miele online shop for easy ordering
As a one-source partner Replique provides parts in industrial grade quality over a worldwide network of qualified 3D printing service bureaus.
3D printed borehole cleaning aid Miele
The 3D printed borehole cleaning aid ensures that your hands are free when working with a drill. Any dust gets caught directly.

HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM OUR 3D PRINTING SERVICES FOR SMALL SERIES

  • 3D-scan services
  • CAD construction and design for 3D printing
  • Material and technology consultation
  • Generation of printing parameters
  • Digital warehousing
  • Decentral production using our worldwide 3D printing network
  • Purchase quantity starting at lot size 1
  • Connection to ordering channels such as e-commerce stores or ERP systems
  • One-stop-shop, with no previous 3D printing experience required 

Maximize your innovation power with additive manufacturing!