Replique, the provider of a secure 3D printing platform that makes OEMs part management more efficient and sustainable, will use Formnext 2022 as an opportunity to launch RSure, an innovative quality tracking module that enables OEMs to track each of their 3D printed parts directly and ensure that the final parts meet necessary quality requirements. RSure allows OEMs to set quality specifications, undertake a digital inspection, and trace parts being produced via Replique before the part is sent to customers.
RSure will also enable OEMs to include further quality checks for service bureaus to undertake on 3D printed parts, including various certified measurements, functional tests, and image uploads to the OEM’s digital library on Replique. Via the secure platform, OEMs can access and view this information remotely at any time.
Formnext visitors will be able to test Replique’s encrypted ordering process – which ensures parts are printed in the required quantity and the required quality – by ordering a free 3D printed giveaway produced on-stand. This will also enable an up-close look at the company’s digital inventory, which enables part designs to be stored, managed, and ordered internally.
Additionally, visitors will be able to hear about individual consumer and industrial customer application projects. These include a recent example for Alstom involving a doorstopper as the first serial metal part on rolling stock. This was qualified and manufactured with Forward AM, the BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH brand, using the metal filament Ultrafuse 316L.
“As part of BASF, we know that industrial companies need standardized and repeatable production processes, especially when it comes to decentralized manufacturing. With our end-to-end solution we can ensure traceability, while providing repeatable quality and secure encryption of 3D printed parts,” said Max Siebert, co-founder, and CEO of Replique.
Replique’s solution works for both B2B and B2C companies and the use cases presented at Formnext cover just a small range of applications. The joint work with H. Gautzsch Company Group in particular demonstrates the Replique platform’s wide range of possibilities for internal and external ordering and fulfillment, as does the project with premium home appliance manufacturer, Miele.