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Revolutionising maintenance: combining of virtual inventories and on-demand manufacturing

December 7, 2023

In the fast-paced world of automated machinery, the daily struggle of locating the right components and spare parts to keep your machines humming smoothly is real. Downtime is the arch-nemesis, and every minute counts. Fear not! There’s a game-changing duo in town—AddParts! which provides virtual inventories and on-demand manufacturing. Let’s delve into why this combination is the golden ticket for maintenance managers and engineers.

  1. The challenge of traditional inventories:

Maintaining a physical inventory is a formidable task. Shelves upon shelves of parts in large warehouses, the constant battle to keep track of stock levels, and the agony of discovering that a crucial component is out of stock at the most inconvenient moment. The struggle is real. Enter virtual inventories!

  1. The power of virtual inventories:

Virtual inventories, powered by cutting-edge technology, offer a dynamic and real-time solution. Imagine having a digital catalogue at your fingertips, accessible from anywhere at any time. With just a few clicks, you can check the availability of components, production cost, materials, geometric validations, download certificates of conformity, view previous orders and place orders seamlessly. It’s like having your own virtual genie that grants your maintenance wishes instantly.

  1. The on-demand manufacturing magic:

Now, let’s talk about the dynamic partner—on-demand manufacturing. Traditional manufacturing can be slow and rigid, but on-demand 3D printing is the superhero that swoops in to save the day. Need a specialised part that’s not readily available or has a long lead time? No problem. On-demand manufacturing ensures that you get precisely the component you need, when you need it, which eliminates unnecessary delays and downtime.

  1. The perfect symbiosis:
Packing machine components for a controlled environment at a Pharmaceutical company by Addition – AddParts

Here’s where the magic happens—the perfect symbiosis of virtual inventories and on-demand manufacturing. Picture this: you identify a critical component that needs replacement. With a few taps on your device, you check its availability in the virtual inventory. The AddParts on-demand manufacturing engine kicks in, ensuring that the required part is produced and shipped to you within 48 hours*. It’s a seamless dance that keeps your machines running without a hitch.

  1. Cost-efficiency and sustainability:

Beyond the convenience, this combination is a win-win for your budget and the environment. Virtual inventories reduce the need for extensive physical storage, cutting costs associated with large warehousing and inventory management. On-demand industrial 3D printing minimizes overproduction, reducing waste and contributing to a more sustainable approach.

  1. Future-proofing your maintenance strategy:

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology and automation, a forward-thinking approach is crucial. Embracing the combination of virtual inventories and on-demand manufacturing future-proofs your maintenance strategy. You’re not just keeping up; you’re staying ahead of the game.

In conclusion, the daily struggles of finding the correct components and spare parts for automated machinery are a thing of the past. The synergy of the AddParts virtual storeroom and on-demand 3D printing is the beacon of hope, guiding maintenance managers and engineers to a future where downtime is a distant memory.

Here’s to smoother operations, fewer headaches, and machines that keep on rolling, crushing, sorting and packing!