RE-DESIGN AND RE-MANUFACTURING OF DISCONTINUED SPARE PARTS IMPLEMENTING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN THE MILITARY FIELD
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Montero, Joaquin; Paetzold, Kristin; Bleckmann, Matthias; Holtmannspoetter, Jens
Section: DESIGN METHODS
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0444
In military systems, usually the repair of deployed equipment can become impossible due to the lack of a spare, either due to logistical problems or because said component is no longer in production. Thus, arises the need to manufacture the spare in the place where the equipment needs it, this gives an interesting opportunity to implement the techniques of additive manufacturing in the field. In this article a case study of a required spare of the German Federal Armed Forces is presented, with a methodology to deal with the data in the integrated process of design and manufacturing.