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Grundfos Agile Manufacturing platform

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Who is this service for?

This service is dedicated to Grundfos group additive manufacturing extended community:

•Grundfos employees acting as final users (requesters)
•Grundfos employees acting in transverse functions (purchasing, supplychain…)
•Grundfos employees acting as industrial services providers (makers)
•Grundfos panel of industrial services providers (makers)

What are the benefits?

Grundfos Agile Manufacturing plateform allows us to capitalize on our extended network to quickly respond to high value-added collective issues:

  • Setting up and executing framework contracts with referenced suppliers
  • Promotion of an offer restricted to a specific business or geographical area
  • Centralized and controlled management of a MAKE or BUY strategy, with easy promotion of the proposed offer (by internal sites, by referenced suppliers, etc.)
  • Digital continuity from need to part, in secure mode
  • Availability of indicators to facilitate analysis and decision making

What are the main functionalities offered?

Grundfos Agile Manufacturing plateform is based on 3DExperience Make Enterprise services, a service subscribed centrally by Grundfos for both buyer and seller users:

  • Restricting access to the private marketplace to named users
  • Filtering of suppliers and offers according to various criteria
  • Creation of an offer for internal manufacturing workshops
  • Creation of 3D object catalogs for sharing and manufacturing on demand
  • Integration with your ERP system to minimize data entry and reinforce the traceability of your operations, from the initial need to the payment of the part
  • Analysis tool to help you understand the entire purchasing cycle, by territory, process and materials

How do I access the Enterprise 3DEXPERIENCE Make service?

Grundfos Agile Manufacturing plateform is dedicated to selected users.

•You are an Grundfos employee: please contact email-to-be-defined  to request a free access
•You are an external supplier and intested to join Grundfos panel: please contact email-to-be-defined  to get in touch

What is the expected return on investment?

Available immediately via the cloud, you get almost immediate benefits:

  • Get the best price at the best time, as close as possible to the place of application thanks to a systemic competition between the selected suppliers
  • Better utilization rate of internal machinery (for groups),
  • Securing the proper execution of framework contracts (for purchasing)
  • Quick and easy choices by users thanks to an upstream selection at Grundfos group level
  • Optimization of your global expenses through purchasing analysis and cost comparisons by process or supplier

Grundfos Agile Manufacturing Platform: how does it work ?

Our online 3D printing services

SLS  Selective Laser Sintering
Stereolithography service (SLA) - 3DEXPERIENCE Make
FDM Service - 3DEXPERIENCE Make
Multi jet fusion service MJF - 3DEXPERIENCE Make

Materials available

Plastic 3D Printing 3DEXPERIENCE Make

Plastic

ABS, PLA, PET, TPU, ASA, PEI, PC, UV Curvable, PA, PP, etc.

metal 3D Printing

Metal

Aluminium, 316/316L, Steel, Stainless Steel, Tool Steel, Nickel, Titanium...

wax manufacturing

Wax

Wax support, UV Curvable, etc...

Composite 3D Printing

Composite

PA Glass, PA Aluminium, Plastic Kevlar, ABS Carbon Fiber, etc...

Grundfos Agile Manufacturing network

A large network of industrial 3D Printing services across the world, including internal Grundfos manufacturing capacities.
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Industrial 3D Printing Service Providers

A large network of industrial 3D Printing services across the world, including internal Grundfos manufacturing capacities.

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Features to help you

Check & repair or Geometry check is a feature that helps you to understand Geometry issue of your part and could repair it live and online.

check & repair geometry 3DEXPERIENCE Make

Check & Repair

Check & repair or Geometry check is a feature that helps you to detect geometry issue on your part and repair it online and live.

manufacturability check

Manufacturability Check

This feature is available only for 3D Printing service. It helps you check the manufacturability of your part, depending on the materials and the process.

Instant quote engine 3DEXPERIENCE Make

Instant quote engine

Receive in seconds several quotes thanks to our instant quote engine.

Upload an Add-In to get a service embedded in your CAD software:

Seamless connections with your favorite 3D CAD Software

3DEXPERIENCE Make is not only a website but a solution you can access directly within your favorite CAD Software.

We have an immersive experience on CATIA and Solidworks and a direct link on eDrawings and Draftsight.

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What is 3D printing?

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is a production technique that creates a three-dimensional object from a computer-aided design (CAD) file. The term covers several different processes that see one or more materials – typically plastic, metal, wax or composite – being deposited layer by layer to build a shape.

A computer controls the entire process, making 3D printing a cost-effective, efficient and accurate method to create objects of almost any geometry or complexity. Today, 3D printing is used in every industry to produce prototypes, tools and jigs, components and end-use parts.

3D printers come in various sizes, from small enough to fit on a benchtop to large-format industrial machines.

Large printers can produce bigger objects, but the machines take up more space and cost significantly more than benchtop printers. Achieving a successful print is also more complex on a large-format printer due to the volume of material and printing time involved.

3D Printing its invention and usage for 3D Printing services

In the 1980s, Japanese, French, and American researchers invented additive manufacturing. In 1984, Chuck Hull of 3D Systems Corporation coined the very first patent of 3D Printing. Hull defined the 3D printing process as a system for generating three-dimensional objects by creating a cross-sectional pattern of the object to form it. His invention consists of a stereolithography fabrication system, adding layers by curing photopolymers with ultraviolet light lasers. Stereolithography is still one well-known 3D printing manufacturing technique known as SLA.

Yet, most 3D Printing services, especially hobbyists and consumer-oriented products, use Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), also known as material extrusion or the proprietary Stratasys denomination’s Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). In 1989 by S. Scott Crump patented FRM just before launching the Stratasys company with his wife, Lisa Crump.

Metal 3D printing only became available in the 1990s with the invention of laser melting and sintering techniques. Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and Selective Laser Melting (SLM) are often grouped under the umbrella term Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS).

ISO/ASTM52900-15 defines seven categories of Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes material extrusion, vat photopolymerization, powder bed fusion, material jetting, binder jetting, sheet lamination, and directed energy deposition.

Our Manufacturing service uses the same classification, with simplified terms, to avoid complexity and confusion:

  • Material extrusion
  • Photopolymerization
  • Powder bed fusion
  • Material jetting
  • Binder jetting
  • Sheet lamination
  • Directed energy deposition

The possibilities with 3D Printing are boundless and encompass numerous industries from plastics and metals up to organic materials and food. A broad range of materials is used in 3D Printing. Each one carefully corresponds to the technical requirements of the end product and is usually fitted for only a restrictive set of additive manufacturing technologies.

 

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