Why 3D printing?
Our 3D printing project has focused on detecting opportunities for 3D printing in Elia’s warehouse. The aim is to find cost-effective ways to deliver qualitative spare parts as and when they are needed. The first case has been successfully implemented in the field, representing a long-term cost saving. Previously circuit breaker caps deteriorated prematurely due to UV sensitivity of the used materials. For almost the same cost, Elia used 3D printing to develop a more qualitative spare part which requires less maintenance, which saves both time and money.