FIL3DFIWARE Service for Spare Parts Logistics in 3D Printing Digital Supply Chains (2015-2016)
INSISOC participated in this project as a subcontract of DIMA3D. DIMA 3D S.L. is a firm devoted to manufacture 3D printers and provide 3D printing added value services.
The objective of this project was to provide the spare parts industry with an open platform to support a paradigm shift to a Digital Supply Chain (DSC) where a “virtual stock” was 3D‐printed on demand by local producers.
The core of this platform is a FIWARE‐enabled service that covers the whole logistics chain by integrating all the actors involved: big industrial manufacturers (IPR owners), local manufacturers/dealers and customers. It incorporates Generic and Specific FIWARE Enablers, leveraging assets from the FITMAN platform.
The service works as follows:
i) Customers order the parts they need using the platform.
ii) The system searches and processes the required 3D models in a Database (taking into account Intellectual Property Rights, IPR).
iii) The job is assigned to the chosen certified local 3D printer, which prints and delivers the order.
These factors reduce the cost associated to the spare parts activities, generating savings for industry and customers, and improving the quality of the service delivered.