If you want to regularly produce 3D printed spare parts, but are not sure how to adopt the technology, then our flagship subscription service is for you.

With this service, our customers have an end-to-end solution that covers every step of the printing process.

Identify parts. Optimise designs. Produce using 3D printing.

Key benefits include:

  • Dedicated printer installed at your facility
  • On-site value engineer and operator
  • Cost certainty and immediate benefits

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Common Questions About Our 3D Printing Subscription Service

Who is best suited for a subscription service?
Businesses that want to deploy 3D printing as part of their production or maintenance operations, but need expertise to support them.
3D printers are a vital part of Industry 4.0. Adopting this technology will bring you a step closer to creating a truly intelligent production line.
If you have less frequent needs for printing replacement parts, you might want to consider our on-demand printing service.
What’s included with the 3D subscription service? How does it work?
You’ll get an industrial 3D printer installed at your site along with a dedicated operator and value engineer.

This ensures you get the 3D printing capabilities without the steep learning curve and a consistent throughput of printed parts.
What if I don’t fill my monthly quota? Or what if I want to print more?
We’re confident that with the help of our value engineers you will be able to find enough parts to achieve your monthly quota.
However, you can always carry over any quota deficit to the following month.

On the other hand, if you have a spike in demand and would like to print above your monthly quota, we can adjust the monthly fee according to your production requirement.
Why don’t I just buy my own 3D metal printer?
With our subscription service you get all the benefits of having an in-house industrial printer without the heavy investment.
Furthermore, you can leap-frog the required learning phase associated with 3D printing operations, meaning you realise the benefits of the technology from day 1.

Our on-site value engineer will help you to identify the right parts for 3D printing and ensure your printer is being fully utilised. We will also work with you to optimise the designs of your parts to improve performance and manufacturability.

Lastly, you will save the time and money associated with finding and training employees, meaning you can make better use of your resources.
How do I know if 3D printing spare parts is right for my company?
If you frequently experience downtime due to waiting for replacement parts, spend a lot on maintenance or have a large spare parts inventory: you’re a good fit for 3D printing.

If you want to transition to Industry 4.0, but are wondering how to adopt 3D printing into your daily operations, or even just wondering if you’re a fit for this technique; it's worth getting in touch with us.

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