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Strengthening the industries’ competitive position by the development of a logistical and technological system for “spare parts” that is based on on-demand production

Objective

The proposal offers a solution for the growing quantity of product types on the market requiring enormous warehouses to keep stock for spare parts, with corresponding high costs and complex logistics. This emerging problem is caused by the continuously decreasing product life time, decreasing time-to-market and increasing regulatory affairs. A solution is foreseen using Rapid Manufacturing (RM) technology, enabling economically viable, one-off manufacturing on demand. The full DirectSpare business model allows for manufacturers to rapidly produce only those spare parts that are required, at a location close to the equipment that needs to be repaired. This leads to the following advantages of DirectSpare and objectives of this project: • Aiming at this way of spare part supply, companies (especially SME’s) can keep or increase their competitive position. The step to introduce new products is made smaller because the compulsory spare parts supply becomes easier by the on-demand technology. This as alternative to stock supplied by high-volume production from low wage countries. • Huge cost reduction can be achieved on stock warehousing, such as warehouse building space, part depreciation costs, warehouse energy (light, heat), storage of tools, and the high start up costs for conventional part manufacturing. • Huge waste reduction as a large part of the stock will be destroyed in the end anyway because conventional volume manufacturing always exceeds the required quantity. • Huge environmental profit as conventional manufacturing of small quantities requires relatively high energy resources. • The decreasing product-life-cycle is not limited anymore by the corresponding warehouse characteristics. • Local service providers ensure local (EU) employment. • Before manufacture, a defect part will be improved to lengthen the spare parts’ life. The spare part can even be individualised for the specific user, usage and environment.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-SME-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

MATERIALISE NV
Address
Technologielaan 15
3001 Heverlee
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 304 475
Administrative Contact
Karel Brans (Mr.)

Participants (16)

BPO Nederland B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 205 417,60
Address
Scheepsmakerij 11
2628AA Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oscar Brocades-Zaalberg (Mr.)
FLYING-CAM SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 260 305,55
Address
Rue Du Passage D Eau 1A
4681 Hermalle Sous Argenteau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emmanuel Previnaire (Mr.)
FCUBIC AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 214 608
Address
Vadursgatan 4C 5Tr
412 50 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Urban Harrysson (Mr.)
ARTIDOKSAN HIZLI IMALAT TEKNOLOJILERI SANAYI VE TICARET AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 171 568
Address
Yeni Teknoloji Binalari A Blok L5
41470 Gebze Kocaeli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Burak Pekcan (Mr.)
HEKSAGON MUHENDISLIK VE TASARIM AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 157 328
Address
Levent 4 Is Kuleleri Kule 2 Kat 6
34330 Besiktas Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tolga Dogancioglu (Mr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 172 592,08
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans-Reiner Leikard (Mr.)
EOS GMBH ELECTRO OPTICAL SYSTEMS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 279 065,50
Address
Robert Stirling Ring 1
82152 Krailling
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joerg Lenz (Mr.)
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 119 975
Address
Petuelring 130
80809 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monika Blattmeier (Ms.)
EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 132 025,81
Address
Rellinghauser Strasse 1-11
45128 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christoph Rüter
BERENSCHOT GROEP BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 244 975
Address
Europalaan 40
3526 KS Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Onno Ponfoort (Mr.)
AIRBUS HELICOPTERS
France
EU contribution
€ 160 090
Address
L Aeroport
13700 Marignane
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Marc Berthier (Dr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 348 356
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frits Feenstra (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 299 394,90
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
INSPIRE AG FUR MECHATRONISCHE PRODUKTIONSSYSTEME UND FERTIGUNGSTECHNIK
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 263 245,36
Address
Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zurich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Manfred Schmid (Dr.)
BPO INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 243 523,20
Address
Scheepmakerij 11-12
2628AA Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oscar Brocades-Zaalberg (Mr.)
EVONIK DEGUSSA GmbH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Rellinghauser 1-11
45128 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juergen Czwalinna (Dr.)