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Roadmap to Digital Spare Parts

Digital Spare Parts

Digital spare parts is a concept where the spare parts and the related manufacturing data are stored and transferred in digital form. The spare parts are manufactured using 3D printing according to need, usually close to the end user’s premises.


Digital Spare Parts aim for

  • More flexible and rapid availability.
  • Cost savings by reducing downtime.
  • More durable and weight reduction.
  • Lower storage costs.
  • Lower manufacturing costs.
  • Fewer assembly processes.
  • Lower transport costs.

“After approximately 10 years 10% of spare parts are digital, and the manufacturing technology is reliable and is of a high quality.”

- Digital Spare Parts research project