New business from digital spare parts

Sini Metsä-Kortelainen, Joni Reijonen, Tuomas Riipinen, Antti Vaajoki, Pasi Puukko, Mika Salmi, Sergei Chekurov, Roy Björkstrand, Niklas Kretzschmar, Jan Akmal, Tuomas Puttonen, Jouni Partanen

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The report summarises the results of the New Business From Digital Spare Parts project (DIVALIITO), managed and implemented by VTT and Aalto University during the years 2018-2020. In the project, methods for identification of 3D printable parts from the spare parts libraries were developed, and information available on materials for additive manufacturing were compiled, produced and compared with the conventional manufacturing materials and methods. New spare part concepts such as smart spare parts with embedded intelligence were investigated, and the connections of the process steps of the whole manufacturing chain of the digital spare part were clarified, especially from the workflow, quality control and automation perspectives. The report is a compilation of results and it contains links to original documents where the results are presented more widely.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8827-5
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study


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


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