The way to manufacture is changing, and the additive manufacturing process is really starting to take off in recent years. Traditional production with CNC machines must therefore adapt to new challenges in order to meet the demands of today’s consumers. Whether in the automotive industry or food industry, the demands of consumers and industry are getting higher and higher and we are moving from mass fabrication to on-demand manufacturing. People want to meet their needs where, how and when they want.
In addition, there is the global shortage of materials and sustainable production. So it seems to have the trend in today’s manufacturing industry: repair instead of throw away. Thus, the spare parts industry is facing great challenges. To meet these challenges in today’s machine building industry, the company Bionic Production GmbH has brought an optimal solution to market: the portable CNC machine solution and 3D-printing solution Mobile Smart Factory.
In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at this unique portable CNC machine solution and what role we as a CNC Machine fabricator play in this.
Introduction to the Mobile Smart Factory – what it is and what it offers
The Mobile Smart Factory is a portable cnc machine solution from Bionic Production that is equipped with a hybrid machine from METROM. This machine container is able to 3D print and mill components everywhere, making it perfect for mobile manufacturing. This CNC Factory consist of two high cube 20-foot containers that have been refurbished and outfitted with the latest in 3D printing and cnc machining technology.
The first Container is for the engineering and office space. Equipped with a Computer for CAM, a desktop 3D Printer, and a storage area for materials and products. The second container is where all the manufacturing takes place. This container is outfitted with a METROM P-Series CNC machine.
This P-Series machine offers a unique combination of 3D printing and milling capabilities, allowing for the production of parts and components on site and in real-time. The WAAM module (Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing) makes this possible by combining a high build rate with a large build space, making it perfect for 3D printing on the go.
The hybrid machine from METROM – how it makes the Mobile Smart Factory possible
Our P800 is perfect for the Mobile Smart Factory and mobile use. This is where the advantages of our CNC machines come into play: compactness, robustness and multi-functionality.
This machine is basically a CNC machine that has been equipped with a welding torch that allows it to 3D print. The machine is able to produce metal parts by depositing metal wire into the desired shape. This process is known as WAAM or Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing.
The printing and milling processes can be combined automatically in one machine. After printing the part can be milled on the same machine to create the desired shape or finish. This means that there is no need for a separate 3D printer and CNC machine, saving space and weight.
The great effort of our CNC Machine is the 5-axis milling. This means that the machine can create any shape, no matter how complex. The spindle can be tilt up to 90 degrees. With the combination of a rotary table, the part can be machined from all sides in one setup.
The advantages of the Mobile Smart Factory – why it is perfect for mobile manufacturing
These portable cnc machine solution is for many different applications and industries. The Mobile Smart Factory is ideal for manufacturers and contractors of all types, who need on-demand cnc machining and 3D printing capabilities with high flexibility.
The advantages of the Mobile Smart Factory are numerous, but here are some of the most important ones:
- The CNC machine solution is portable, meaning that it can be taken to any job site.
- It is self-contained, meaning that all manufacturing takes place within the two containers.
- It is equipped with a hybrid machine from METROM, which offers a unique combination of 3D printing and milling capabilities.
- this portable CNC machine is perfect for on site manufacturing, as it offers real-time and onsite production.
- reduce logistics and transportation costs
- The portable CNC machine solution is able to produce parts and components from a variety of materials, including metals and polymers (with desktop 3D Printer) .
- spare parts can be produced on-demand, reducing downtime.
- The Mobile Smart Factory is also equipped with a computer for CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing), meaning that parts can be designed and produced fast.
Conclusion – summarizing the benefits of the Mobile Smart Factory.
The Mobile Smart Factory is the perfect portable cnc machine solution for mobile manufacturing. It is self-contained, flexible, and equipped with a hybrid machine from METROM, which offers a unique combination of 3D printing and milling capabilities. With the Mobile Smart Factory, manufacturers can enjoy real-time and onsite production, reducing logistics and transportation costs. In addition, the Mobile Smart Factory is able to produce parts and components from a variety of materials, including metals and polymers. This makes it perfect for on-demand production of spare parts, reducing downtime.
This cnc machine solution show that the future of manufacturing is portable, on-demand, and 3D printed. The Mobile Smart Factory is at the forefront of this new era of manufacturing, and is poised to revolutionize the way that manufacturers do business.