Evaluating the Readiness Level of Additively Manufactured Digital Spare Parts: An Industrial Perspective

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Kretzschmar, Niklas
dc.contributor.author Chekurov, Sergei
dc.contributor.author Salmi, Mika
dc.contributor.author Tuomi, Jukka
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-24T09:40:44Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-24T09:40:44Z
dc.date.issued 2018-10-07
dc.identifier.citation Kretzschmar , N , Chekurov , S , Salmi , M & Tuomi , J 2018 , ' Evaluating the Readiness Level of Additively Manufactured Digital Spare Parts: An Industrial Perspective ' APPLIED SCIENCES . DOI: 10.3390/app8101837 en
dc.identifier.issn 2076-3417
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/34478
dc.description.abstract Additive manufacturing of digital spare parts offers promising new possibilities for companies to drastically shorten lead times and to omit storage costs. However, the concept of digital spare parts has not yet gained much footing in the manufacturing industry. This study aims to identify grounds for its selective rejection. Conducted from a corporate perspective, outlining a holistic supply chain network structure to visualize different digital spare part distribution scenarios, this survey study evaluates technical and economic additive manufacturing capabilities. Results are analyzed and discussed further by applying the Mann-Whitney test to examine the influence of the company size and the presence of 3D-printed end-use components within supply networks on gathered data. Machines’ limited build chamber volumes and the necessity of post-processing are considered as the main technical challenges of current additive manufacturing processes. Furthermore, it can be concluded that company sizes have a significant effect on perceived technological limitations. Overall, the results lead to the conclusion that the readiness level of the digital spare parts concept demands for further development. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries APPLIED SCIENCES en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics en
dc.title Evaluating the Readiness Level of Additively Manufactured Digital Spare Parts: An Industrial Perspective en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Production Engineering
dc.contributor.department Department of Mechanical Engineering
dc.subject.keyword digital spare parts
dc.subject.keyword additive manufacturing
dc.subject.keyword part-on-demand production
dc.subject.keyword technical barriers
dc.subject.keyword powder bed fusion
dc.subject.keyword survey study
dc.subject.keyword mann-whitney
dc.subject.keyword 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201810245540
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/app8101837
dc.type.version publishedVersion


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