Spare Parts 3D is raising $250,000 with a minimum reservation of $20,000. Numbers displayed include non-binding reservations before investors are verified, signed, or closed.
Have you ever broke your remote control batter case and couldn't fix it 'cause missing the part? SP3D increases spare parts availabilities by producing on-demand thanks to 3D printing.
We have contracted with 3 major customers - Electrolux, Whirlpool, VestelDecember, 2017
Our customers/leads present high sales potential (2-5M$ annual)December, 2017
We produce and ship products with same quality on 5 continents through a network of production of over 50 locationsDecember, 2017
Thanks to a distributed network of qualified 3D printers, parts are produced at the location where they are needed, which enables us to shorten the supply chain to the last mile.
SP3D protects customers data. We send encrypted production instructions to our manufacturers, therefore production suppliers do no gets access to the original design.
All parts match exactly the OEM design specifications. Tolerances, as well as aesthetic aspect are perfectly respected. We focus on quality to make sure the spares produced will fully satisfy our customers.
Once we receive a part, we analyse its geometries and dimensions, prepare and test the optimum set of instructions to produce it using 3D printing. There is actually a huge piece of IP in there in order to do what we call the "technology transfer" and "industrialisation".
We perform mechanical and dimensional tests on every single part to ensure a repeatable quality, which we guarantee in any location, under any set of environment conditions, thanks to an end-to-end process control, from engineering to production.
The consequences of such a new manufacturing process far exceed the technical level: additive manufacturing revolutionizes parts management. Traditional manufacturing needs heavy tooling investments and implies little agility, when one 3D printer enables you to produce any part, anytime, and anywhere. You don’t have to maintain centralized production, nor massive warehousing. And as the 3D printed spare part is directly sent from the local manufacturer to the customer, the supply chain is reduced to the last mile section, a change which involves the suppression of numerous intermediaries, and the cut of shipment fees. Eventually, 3D printing exempt companies from the majority of infrastructure costs, increasing their flexibility and responsiveness, and freeing up funds for new opportunities.
Additive manufacturing is an innovative technology which has been employed for decades, yet the pace of development has risen the past few years. Patents now in the public domain, competition has increased, led to higher levels of performance and decreased costs across the industry. For a long time strictly reserved for aeronautics or specific healthcare industry, 3D printing is now accessible to mass-market production. From individuals to OEMs, 3D printed end-use objects are commonplace, as additive manufacturing proved to be a reliable process. At Spare Parts 3D, we specifically pay attention to ensure process consistency: for instance, by ensuring that all our production reaches a minimum capability process index level (Cpk) of 1.5.