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3D Part Replicator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249348D
Publication Date: 2017-Feb-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 89K

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Abstract

Proposal for 3d Part Replication: On the original Star Trek TV series from the 1960s, they had their fictional replicator technology that materialized, e.g. food, drink, and non-edible objects. 3D printing is turning fiction into fact. There's even a 3D printer by MakerBot Industries called Replicator. Version for Replicator Process: • 3D scan of spare part / obsolete part • CAD Model generation • 3D print of part & Post treatment according to qualified process • Spare parts printed on demand • Stock reduction • Cost reduction • Lead time reduction • Alternative parts replace out of production parts • Only one master part stays in Stock. • In house production of 3D printed parts replaces supplier • qualification • The business case will be governed by the replacement price of the • alternative parts

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1. ABSTRACT

Proposal for 3d Part Replication: On the original Star Trek TV series from the 1960s, they had their fictional replicator technology that materialized, e.g. food, drink, and non-edible objects. 3D printing is turning fiction into fact. There’s even a 3D printer by MakerBot Industries called Replicator. Version for Replicator Process: • 3D scan of spare part / obsolete part • CAD Model generation • 3D print of part & Post treatment according to qualified process • Spare parts printed on demand • Stock reduction • Cost reduction • Lead time reduction • Alternative parts replace out of production parts • Only one master part stays in Stock. • In house production of 3D printed parts replaces supplier • qualification • The business case will be governed by the replacement price of the • alternative parts 2. DISCLOSURE

On the original Star Trek TV series from the 1960s, they had their fictional replicator technology that materialized, e.g. food, drink, and non-edible objects. 3D printing is turning fiction into fact. There’s even a 3D printer by MakerBot Industries called Replicator. Version for Replicator Process (see Fig.): • 3D scan of spare part / obsolete part • CAD Model generation • 3D print of part & Post treatment according to qualified process • Spare parts printed on demand • Stock reduction • Cost reduction • Lead time reduction • Alternative parts replace out of production parts • Only one master part stays in Stock. • In house production of 3D printed par...