AddParts delivers end-use products and components which take advantage of industrial 3D printing (additive manufacturing).
Whether you need the production of a one-off prototype, want to trial the market with a new product, reduce your downtime or improve your flexibility through on-demand production or you want to supply advanced products which can only be manufactured using additive manufacturing, our AddParts service will deliver high-quality products and components to meet your demands.
Addition has an unmatched design and industrial 3D printing heritage. With the supply of products in markets as diverse as performance sports, medical, pharmaceutical and consumer goods, Addition offers you the very best opportunities to take advantage of additive manufacturing technology to drive value and increase competitive advantage.
One of the most valuable features of industrial 3D printing is its ability to manufacture very complex components in durable and sustainable materials. For example, strong components can be very lightweight to increase performance and one component can do the job of multiple components to reduce assembly costs. Such features are unique to additive manufacturing and our combination of design and AddParts service means that not only do we design such devices in direct response to a design problem, we can also deliver them.
Our AddParts service is highly responsive, allowing us to manufacture parts to take advantage of the speed and flexibility of industrial 3D printing. We can turn high-quality parts around as fast as one day, but our standard lead time is five to seven working days. Our customers use this to their advantage through the virtual stock of their products and components that we hold and where production can be completed on demand. In some cases, this can give downtime savings of up to 95% over alternatives and significantly reduce the time taken to bring new products to market.
AddParts are manufactured in a range of off-the-shelf engineering materials which are tried and tested in the real world. All our materials offer traceability so that you can be sure that we will deliver components and products to meet tough regulatory or certification requirements. We are used to working with our customer’s compliance departments and our dedicated quality management system ensures that we manage our suppliers and the output from our manufacturing facilities with the utmost care whether we are supplying a one-off or production components. All our components and products can be supplied with a certificate of conformity and part numbers.
To keep production lines running, products on the shelf and stock in the stores, most companies operate an inventory of physically stocked items which have the benefit of speed of access. Unfortunately, they also tie up working capital, space and in some cases resources which can better serve the business elsewhere. The speed and reliability of industrial 3D printing means that maintaining a physical stock may not be necessary because critical components and validated products may be stored digitally and manufactured on demand.
A number of our customers now have access to their own stock list populated with AddParts, simplifying the process of inventory, and giving access to critical components available within days, not months. How much could a virtual stock inventory save you?