3D Printing for Repair Guide


Julieta Bolaños Arriola , Delft University of Technology, Faculty Industrial Design Engineering; Alma van Oudheusden, Delft University of Technology, Faculty Industrial Design Engineering; Bas Flipsen, Delft University of Technology, Faculty Industrial Design Engineering; Jeremy Faludi, Delft University of Technology, Faculty Industrial Design Engineering
Keywords: 3D printing , additive manufacturing , product repair , spare parts , spare parts manufacture , circular design


This guide takes the reader through the 3D Printing for Repair (3DP4R) process. It consists of guidelines and tools to create a 3D printable version of spare parts needed for a product repair. 3D printing a spare part is more than just printing the original part. Instead, it is an iterative process in which the part is analysed, redesigned, manufactured, and tested, in order to come to a final part. This guide will describe these four phases in detail. The guide is meant for anybody who is interested in trying to manufacture spare parts with 3D printing technologies, remakers, tinkerers, volunteer repairers, professional repairers, and everyone who is interested in repair initiatives.


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