New business from digital spare parts

Project: Business Finland project

Project Details


In the New business from digital spare parts (DIVALIITO) project methods will be developed for identification of 3D printable parts from the spare parts libraries, and information available on the 3D printing materials will be compiled, produced and compared with the traditional manufacturing materials and methods taking into account different post-processing steps. New spare part concepts such as smart spare parts with embedded identifiers or sensors will be investigated, and the connections of the process steps of the whole manufacturing chain of the digital spare part will be clarified especially from the digital data transmission, workflow and automation perspectives. The ultimate goal of the research project is to give a competitive edge for Finnish companies to develop new internationalization and business opportunities from digital spare parts, increase the availability of spare parts, make spare part business more cost-effective with minimal material waste and strengthen 3D printing networks in Finland.
Effective start/end date1/05/1830/09/20

Collaborative partners


  • additive manufacturing
  • 3D printing
  • digital spare parts
  • embedded intelligence
  • materials