3D part printing from Schubert Additive Solutions gains accolade
Schubert Additive Solutions has claimed a Smart Solutions Award for its Partbox part streaming platform, at the EXCHAiNGE 2020 supply chain trade fair, writes Neill Barston
As the company explained to Confectionery Production, the system enables the 3D printing of format, spare and wear parts for sector manufacturing lines at the touch of a button directly at the customer’s site.
Developed as a keenly priced solution, the Crailsheim-based company impressed both the trade and public jury of the awarding LOGISTIK HEUTE trade journal with its innovative Partbox supply system.
In the vote, the specialist for additive manufacturing technology, which was recently created as a separate business from Gerhard Schubert, prevailed against projects from strong competitors such as Heureka Business Solutions, Daimler Trucks and Waku Robotics.
The Smart Solution Award took place during the annual “EXCHAiNGE – The Supply Chainers Community” international conference and is awarded for exceptionally innovative concepts which are still in the early stages of implementation.
“We are very proud that the Partbox was chosen and honoured as a smart solution by the experts at EXCHAiNGE. This attests to the fact that Logistics 4.0 is more than the digitalisation of material flows and the automation of systems and processes,” said Marcus Schindler, Managing Director of Schubert Additive Solutions GmbH.
“The intelligent networking of different areas, in our case production with logistics, is the key to this. In addition to better and more efficiently designed parts, 3D printing also opens up new perspectives with tangible benefits for logistics.”
As electronic design data can be retrieved on demand in seconds and produced anywhere in the world. The young spin-off of packaging machine manufacturer Gerhard Schubert provides access to tested and manufacturer-certified print data. Customers only need a standard filament 3D printer and the Partbox, which has LTE access, and which is directly and securely connected to the digital warehouse.
True to the Click & Print principle, format parts, spare and wear parts can be produced by anyone in any desired batch. Schubert Additive Solutions also supports its customers with its services for all aspects of additive manufacturing, drawing on its experience with more than 120,000 additive-produced components in house.
The team at Schubert Additive Solutions is convinced that at some point it will be the norm to send data to customers instead of manufactured components.
“With this in mind, we are working at full speed on this vision of decentralised manufacturing. This award confirms that we are on the right track,” Schindler continued.
Jury member Dr Petra Seebauer, co-publisher of the LOGISTIK HEUTE trade magazine, agrees and adds: “Schubert’s industrial 3D printing platform provides customers with often more cost-effective and faster procurement of spare or wear parts. Moreover, savings in transportation have a positive effect on the environment and sustainability.”
3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file using a 3D printer. 3D printing involves employing the manufacturing process that is employed to create a solid three-dimensional model based on a digital model by deposition of 3D printing materials layer-by-layer.
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