Heavy equipment is designed to operate for decades. This has created a scenario where providers are forced to store and manage decades of legacy parts for their inventory. This is a cumbersome, cost-inefficient and slow way to serve and support customers.
This is exactly why the heavy equipment industry is ready for the innovations and benefits that come with additive manufacturing.
Whether you are building heavy equipment for mining, construction or agriculture, it can be extremely difficult to support low or mid-volume production runs with cost-effective, repeatable, consistent results. Additive manufacturing helps you respond to demands for innovative product designs with appropriate levels of certification while supporting a large installed base.
The strength and benefits of additive manufacturing give you the ability to stay ahead of the pace of change in the heavy equipment industry. Know that with additive manufacturing, you’re well positioned to eliminate barriers to cost-effective design, production, manufacture, and delivery of parts and equipment.
Jabil is excited to work with you to realize large-scale improvements in how you manage the design, manufacture, and delivery of innovative parts and equipment.
Impact to Industry
Lighter, Stronger, Better
The innovations in materials and design methods is changing at a rapid pace. Capitalize on these innovations with a consolidated bill of materials, lighter components, and better overall parts and assemblies.
Legacy No Longer an Issue
Legacy parts are expensive to store and manage. Instead, maintain an online database of digital files, that with a few clicks can be printed when and where they’re needed.
New Business Models
Entire companies will soon be built around reproducing the design of legacy and new parts into digital files. Owning these files allows companies to be flexible to the changing demands within the industry.
Eliminate the environmental and resource waste that comes with inventories, warehouses, and unnecessary transportation of parts and components.