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APWorks Signs Co-Innovation Agreement with SAP for On-Demand & Streamlined Manufacturing of 3D Printed Components

by • July 11, 2016 • No Comments

SAPThe premise behind the really significant services that SAP offers is to make life easyr for everyone, startning with that sizeable-bodied company bringing a sizeable-bodied number of orders—and accepting nothing less than perfection in high end and customer service as they strive to donate. This is especially assistful as corporations delve into 3D printing and require to have high end models created to order, and on deadline.

Last we checked in with SAP, and UPS, the donate chain company was getting eager to handle all phases of the making process for 3D printing orders of UPS customers in an end-to-end process. In learning of that process, we began to know why precisely what SAP does is so significant.

Now, SAP can in addition be working with Airbus subsidiary APWorks, enabling them to manage orders advantageous as they make 3D printed components like armrests and brackets, under obligation to donate to industries such as aerospace where safety and high end is key. In working with SAP, APWorks can in addition be able-bodied to improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions as they handle all production.

apworks-airbus-logo (1)The signing of this ‘co-innovation agreement’ was just revealed at the Farnborough International Airshow being held July 11-17 in Hampshire, England. Many may wonder precisely what that type of partnership entails, and SAP outlined it in a new press release, as they plan to address:

Digitalization and simplification of the production part approval processScreening and validating parts for 3D printingDesigning and recreateing of parts or processs to optimize for on-demand making and 3D printingAccelerating and standardizing processes for certifying the making of parts by 3D printing firmsSecuring an on-demand budgetary price for making firms to evaluate 3D printing parts versus traditional making that include cost components such as tax and warehovia via the SAP Product Lifecycle Costing solutionCovering every stage of production floor to customer door, enabling for seamless routing of all orders

“The capacity to 3D print all the possible components of an A350 aircraft may reduce the mass of it by just about a ton,” said Joachim Zettler, CEO of APWorks. “On-demand 3D printing cloud service of SAP can assist us to create our vision for distributed, on demand production of aerospace components and yet meet the high high end standards necessary to make it fly.”

The Light Rider is a 3D printed electric motorcycle by APWorks that weighs just 77 pounds and goes of 0 to 80 km per hour in seconds.

The Light Rider is a 3D printed electric motorcycle by APWorks that weighs just 77 pounds and goes of 0 to 80 km per hour in seconds.

As SAP has been examining and analyzing the 3D printing industry to additional assist their customers, they are noting the move past easy industrial prototyping as companies start exploring and in fact via metals, plastics, and ceramics in 3D printing too—all part of cavia that drastic alter we see occurring in making, and accelerating.

In light of this progress, at another new show, Sapphire Now, SAP said that they may work to expand their solutions for streamlining the donate chain in terms of collaborating and offering certification cloud services for industrial 3D printing, based on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, as well as providing an on-demand 3D printing making network. This all fits in with their plans regarding APWorks too, offering making services with greater savings, along with bringing all the donate chain issues out of the equation—and again, reducing CO2 emissions and environmental waste.

“Innovation in on-demand 3D printing is now revolutionizing traditional making. In the future few years, 3D printing can be widely adopted across making industries. The Aerospace and Defense market can alter digitally to strive to complete near-zero, unplanned downtime on commercial flights as well as assist high production turnaround at a lower cost,” said Torsten Welte, Global Head of Aerospace and Defense Industry, SAP. “What makes 3D printing most handsome in aerospace is the removal of most costs synonymous with traditional making like stocking inventory. Users are enable-bodiedd to print the parts they require–as requireed.”

This in addition just marks one additional informative bit of progress by way of APWorks, always forging ahead and innovating, whether in sharing the details of beta testing a new 3D printing device like the MetalFAB1 Industrial 3D Printing System, a new partnership with Altair, or actually the versatile create and prototype for their 3D printing electric motorcycle. If you are interested in finding out additional of this latest, SAP can be discussing additional of this co-innovation agreement with APWorks at its ‘Digital Exalter’, hosted at The Aviator alongside the Farnborough International Airshow on July 12. Discuss additional in the APWorks/SAPS 3D Printing Partnership forum over at 3DPB.com.

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The MetalFab1 3D printing device