3D printing in maintenance

Proeftuin CastLab has received OP-Zuid funding to develop the start-up CastLab, together with a consortium including MindLabs and Fontys. Current techniques and processes for manufacturing (critical) metal replacement parts are inadequate.

As a result, the infrastructure sector is facing unaffordable maintenance costs.In the Castlab testing ground, SMEs, large companies, knowledge institutions and end users join forces to realise a cost-saving and sustainable solution using innovative production methods (metal and composite). The following technologies are key to these solutions: digital twins, digital warehouse, predictive maintenance, data science and rule-based decision systems (AI). A second theme for the testing ground is the development and testing of new service business models.