The shipwreck in Egypt's Suez Canal, which connects the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, has locked world trade for a long time. The world's largest spare parts manufacturers such as China and Japan cannot deliver their orders to their customers on the European and Mediterranean line using the Suez Canal. While this situation has disrupted industrial production, which has already suffered a production and supply blow with Covid-19, the solution again came from the 3D printer. Zaxe General Manager Emre Akıncı reminded that besides the automobile factories that have suspended their production due to the chip crisis in recent days, other factories have to stop their production due to the shortage of spare parts, Zaxe General Manager Emre Akıncı stated that 3D printers are the new favorite of industrial production and said, “The damage caused by the accident in the Suez Canal to the world economy in the middle. In case of widespread use of 3D printers, factories and production centers can carry out their own production without the need for spare parts or such supply chains at the production point, as well as with a system to be installed remotely.
3D printers eliminate the problem of spare parts production and transportation that arise in the world. At the same time, 3D printers are the saviors against supply problems such as the shipwreck that closes the Suez Canal, which the world has recently experienced. With Covid-19, companies have difficulty in finding spare parts for production lines and machines due to the shortage of raw materials in many products, especially plastic. Finally, a break was announced that the production of the chip shortage due to a major automotive company in Turkey. Many companies in the world declared that they are restricting their production due to the shortage of raw materials and spare parts. With the addition of the accident in the Suez Canal, spare parts sent to Europe from giant producers such as Japan and China could not be delivered to their owners. Companies that were able to find spare parts by paying more money than usual either stopped their production or suffered great losses by interrupting due to this supply problem. 3D printers, on the other hand, are able to produce a part at a low cost without the need for a mold by using plastic, rubber and metal materials. The number of parts printed by 3D printer users for hobby and educational purposes, especially industry, is increasing day by day, especially with the free download of spare parts designs for products to international publishing websites about 3D printers.
Canal Blockage Is Not A Problem If 3D Spreads
Turkey's domestic 3D printer manufacturer Zax General Manager Emre Akinci, especially industry and SMEs, including that of the entire world production quickly began to acquire a large 3D printer, he said. "Covid-19 showed us how important the chain in its production is," said Akıncı.
“3D printers demonstrated their importance, especially in the days when the epidemic was most severe, when spare parts were not brought to factories from countries such as China, the USA, France, Germany and Japan, which are at the heart of the machinery industry. The accident in the Suez Canal recently also brought 3D printers to the fore. If the world industry goes into production integrated with 3D printing, then it is least affected by such transportation crises, and issues such as blockage of the canal cease to be a problem and cause tens of billions of dollars in damage to the world economy. With 3D printers, it is possible to produce spare parts at much cheaper cost. Companies seeing this ease and competitiveness began to see 3D printers not only in extraordinary situations, but as the most productive and efficient machines of the factory. 3D printers are actively used today in the manufacturing process of many products. "
Established a Profitable Structure
Zaxe General Manager Eme Akıncı stated that 3D printers not only provide production cost advantage for companies, but also facilitate remote work, and said, “Today, after determining which raw material to produce for the 3D printer, the design that is uploaded to the remote computer is mass-produced by the 3D printer. "This is a very important development in terms of protecting the health of people in production, while a company tradition of working remotely has been formed during the period of epidemic diseases such as Covid-19." At the same time, Akıncı stated that remote production is a factor that reduces the personnel transportation and food costs of companies, and that 3D printers have established a structure that brings profit to companies in every aspect.
Space Will Fly 3D Printer Technology
Explaining that 3D printers are being redesigned to print stations to be established in Earth orbit and to create management units and satellites on the surface of Mars and the Moon, Akıncı said, “In the light of these developments, very fast and great developments will be made in 3D printer technology. When companies adapt to 3D printer technology and make it a company principle to use this technology, which will make great progress in the future, they will be a few steps ahead in the competition compared to their competitors who do not do this, and they will gain an advantage in catching the future ”.
Usage Tends to Increase
Zaxe General Manager Emre Akıncı explains that 3D printers are easy to use and the raw material used for printing is also cheap. they saw it in the production of the product in a serial manner. At the same time, educational institutions have realized the importance of 3D printing for students' development, starting from kindergarten to university, and invested in this field and supported both technical and artistic development of students. Parents also developed their creativity by gifting their children 3D printers. Production, education and the use of 3D printers for games or hobby purposes are in an increasing trend both in our country and in the world. As Zaxe, we bring our products, which are designed by our local engineers and realized with domestic production, to consumers in line with these purposes ”.