When asked why industries so often lack innovation spirit, Prof. Dieter Kempf, President of the Federation of German Industries e.V. (BDI), replied: "If CEOs today complain that the good ideas emerge from startups only, this is because we make developers write standardized notes to the board. If we told them instead, Heres the money, now go ahead, they might turn up with awesome ideas as well. We, the CEOs, have contributed a good deal to flatten creativeness."
In order to rouse your appetite for innovation, we would like to show you the innovation potential of Additive Manufacturing made by FIT in this edition of our AM News. Enjoy the read.
The additive manufacturing of serial parts is the result of a well-defined development process that aims at optimizing the part in question for AM. Optimization can take place in various degrees. The following example shows three significantly different approaches how to design a rear suspension bracket, ranging from a simple prototype to a sophisticated lightweight serial application. Find the comparison of reference values in our info sheet.
Availability problems of single components in spite of high inventory levels? We can offer you the solution to reduce costs for your spare parts management and to improve the availability of your spare parts at the same time. Spare Parts on Demand (S.P.O.D.) is a ground-breaking concept for an innovative spare parts management by using 3D printing. Find all information in a nutshell in our fact sheet.
Glasses, shoes, clothes, furniture: More and more consumers are seeking for customized items instead of
off-the-shelf products. This trend carries a tremendous market potential for the next years. AM is the perfect technology to create innovative end products for individual purposes.
And knowing that we are all unique individuals, you can find a fun application on the internet: Get your personal 3D printed figurine! This service is provided by FIT and Media Markt and is at present available in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Poland.
I think Prof. Dieter Kempfs statement about todays innovation ability of industries is totally right. Whats more, Im convinced it is high time that we change this situation. After all, AM is a great means to turn many fantastic ideas into reality. Do not hesitate any longer; venture your first step into the direction of genuine innovation through additive serial manufacturing. We are here to guide you to success, offering you all our AM knowhow and expertise.