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Benefit 1: Lot size 1 becomes economical
Compared to other production methods, additive manufacturing does not require a special system setup. If a new model has been put together, it can be produced directly – even with batch size 1. 3D printers are thus almost a mobile spare parts store for companies. Above all, sectors such as aerospace and aeronautical engineering profit from this, where it is often very easy to need very different spare parts in different locations.
Benefit 2: The speed within the supply chain is increasing
Nowadays, customer requirements are becoming more and more individual and demanding – above all in terms of delivery time. Additive technologies make it possible to offer a product in different versions or to produce custom-made products in a very short time. With traditional methods, this can only be achieved with a high expenditure of material and time.
Benefit 3: The transparency of the supply chain is increasing
The use of 3D printing reduces the supply chain because products come directly from just one supplier. Nowadays, the corresponding order processes happen online in many places. All operational purchasing processes can almost completely digitize users. It makes purchasing easier to monitor data in real time and respond quickly to changing requirements.
Benefit 4: The production of complex products becomes easier
In many places, conventional production is reaching its limits today – for example, in the production of complicated goods. With the use of 3D printing, such processes no longer become a challenge. It takes just as long to produce a complex product as it does to produce another workpiece.
Benefit 5: Storage costs decrease considerably
In addition to just-in-time delivery, additive manufacturing also enables a high number of variants. With on-demand models, companies save on storage costs and receive the required goods individually as needed.