3D print your spare parts

Request for Proposal

Kazzata has developed a unique software platform that shortcuts supply chains and aims to bring substantial savings to spare parts manufacturers and distribution companies.

We are launching our beta site and calling manufacturers and spare parts distributors to get in touch so we can assess cooperation possibilities.

What we are offering:

We offer you the manufacturer to keep your inventory of spare parts only in digital form. This means you will no longer need to mass-produce and store your spare parts not knowing when or from which part of the globe an order will come. From now on, you will only 3D print the part on demand.

Scenario of use: When a customer enters YOUR web site, he may enter your ‘Spare Parts’ page. When he finds the spare part needed, he may order and pay online and, in a short time, he will get the real spare part delivered to his home (or office, garage, shop, manufacturing plant). The spare part will be 3D printed via our global network of specialized industrial-grade 3D printing service bureaus. The one who will 3D print it will be the one closest to the customer. We ship the part to your customer on your behalf after quality control.

Our platform and technology carry out all the above-mentioned activities in all their aspects.

You, the manufacturer, are operating the “back office” of the platform. You have to upload a CAD file and all related data of the part itself. This includes information related to the material and the 3D printing technology needed. If you do not have such information, we can assist you via our experts.

We know that not all spare parts manufacturers have a need for such service, but if you have issues with your spare parts distribution as herein described, it would be wise from your perspective to try working with us. Issues you may have with your spare parts supply chain include:

  • The manufacturer “MUST” supply spare parts to its customers/distributors.
  • The part is built using one up to two materials only (can be polymer or metal).
  • The part is not related to any safety mechanism.
  • The missing part causes great losses of revenues to the end customer (so he will be willing to pay a price which is related to the losses – not to the cost of the part itself)
  • The inventory of the part is defined as “slow-moving inventory.”
  • The cost of inventory and logistics to supply the part (when needed) is high.

We are looking for beta testers to our platform.

Please feel free to contact us with your needs: hello@kazzata.com

Airbus are using 3D printing technology for spare parts.

There is nothing more convincing that Kazzata business model is real and valid than an Airbus engineer explains why they are using 3D printing technology to reconstruct spare parts.

These  reasons are similar to the reasons that I explain our clients why they should move to 3D printing technology use for their own spare parts:

In this video in minute 3:30 the engineer explains for a plastic part of a chair in the airplane:

  • This is a 30 years old design
  • The supplier is no longer available
  • The tools have been scraped
  • There is a need for only 100 parts a year

Did you packed it alone? – No need for packing. We sent our suitcase via email

An amazing concept for future use of 3D printers is shown in this video. Basically it says that in the future it will be so easy and cheap to print anything that we will prefer to travel without our suitcase. When we arrive to any location we will print locally what ever we need.

Yes I know it will not happen tomorrow but eventually sooner than we think this will be the way we will travel with our luggage.

Click HERE to watch the video

 

Thanks @zoharu for opening my eyes for this concept

How a spare part marketplace helps an educational robots company.

Eytam Robotics approached me few weeks ago with a problem they had” says Noam Eshkol CEO and founder of Kazzata which is a 3D printing marketplace for spare parts . Eytam develops, manufactures and distributes high end educational robots. Their customer base are pupils in schools which are very happy with the robots that they program and operate, so they can learn the basics of robotics. The pupils are instructed to operate the robots only on the floor and not on a table. Why? because if on a table and when programing they entered wrong parameters and the robot doesn’t stop at the end of the table, it can simply fell to the floor, and sometimes the outer panels of the robot break.Eytam Educational Robot

Eytam robotics searched for a solution to supply spare parts for their first generation of educational robots which they don’t manufacture anymore but still want to maintain high level of service and thus need to keep an inventory of its spare parts.

“I am happy to say” says Noam, “that they chose the solution that Kazzata offer”. They uploaded their first generation robot spare part CAD files into the Kazata repository and now pupils and teachers are downloading the files and print it on their 3D printer only when they really need the part.

Kazzata solution enabled Eytam Robotics save the expenditure of investing in slow moving inventory while their customers still get immediate solution when they need to replace a broken panel of a robot.

About Kazzata: Kazzata is creating the world’s largest online CAD file repository and marketplace for spare parts, which will, through 3D printing, dramatically ease the accessibility of rare or obsolete spare parts for consumers and businesses, reducing frustration and productivity loss. Kazzata also solves the logistical and planning problems of manufacturers that have to supply aftermarket service parts by enabling on-demand 3D printing of parts. For 3D designers and engineers, Kazzata provides a way to monetize designs that are licensed through the site.

To upload spare part design files click HERE

To contact us with any question click HERE

disrupting traditional spare part supply chains

Our new venture Kazzata.com is all about disrupting traditional spare part supply chains with 3D printing technology on-demand.

I have just read an insightful article in 3D Printing Technology . I am quoting here two paragraphs but it is worth to read the full articles.

Quote 1:

For 3D printing, almost any existing product sector could be disrupted, almost anyone can become involved, and almost any potential set of outcome scenarios may emerge, though confined to limiting variables that we will look at shortly.

Quote 2:

It took the 3D printing industry 20 years to reach $1 billion in size. In five additional years, the industry generated its second $1 billion. It is expected to double again, to $4 billion, in 2015. This exponential growth rate is forecast to continue until at least 2025 by which time the industry will have reached up to $600 billion.

To read the full insightful article click here: http://bit.ly/1phMaFR

The third manufacturing revolution – one step forward

When I am talking and lecturing about the upcoming third manufacturing revolution, I know it will not occur tomorrow. But the signs are already here and we are moving now from individual 3D printers to an array of printers that together will form a mini factory, capable of utilizing various printing technologies, various materials (including metal) and obviously the much anticipated technology of printing a part that the electrical wiring is already inside.

The University of Texas – El Paso’s W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation just secured a $2.2M grant, from the US government’s additive manufacturing program America to develop just that.

For more information read an article from engineering.com: http://bit.ly/1ecRhhG

If you are a designer or manufacturer you are invited to upload 3D printing spare part design files to our marketplace: Click HERE to start.

3D printing takes a new direction

According to a new Mckinsey  & Company report, CEOs who are already considering the implications of 3D printing technology in the future will have an advantage – as they will have a chance to develop early in-house technical expertise which can be put to work in an efficient manner.

I think we are included in this group with kazzata.com, isn’t it?

Read HERE Mckinsey new report.