The organization primarily serves customers in the energy sector, as well as transportation, and oil and gas — all industries that depend on legacy systems and which need to keep those systems up and running for as long as possible. When parts break, it is important to replace them quickly and desirable to optimize them against future failure if possible.
Sparox has recently pivoted from exclusively producing polymer parts on its Ultimaker 3D printers to producing green metal parts. Working with BASF Forward AM’s materials and the latter’s service provider Elnik GmbH for debinding and sintering of the green prints, Sparox can now obtain dense metal parts quickly and affordably while maintaining better control over their design. End-use items made this way are already in use within Wien Energy as well as external customers.
Wien Energy had difficulty performing maintenance on the windows in their own high-rise facility.
Regular maintenance for the windows included replacing the seals and cleaning the sealing area. To do this, a special tool was needed with a specific geometry to open the window. All of the existing tools had been broken or lost and it was no longer possible to source replacements.