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Rheinmetall's Mobile Smart Factory offers on-the-move parts production

29th June 2023 - 18:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London


Rheinmetall's Mobile Smart Factory offers metal 3D printing and post-processing capabilities. (Photo: Rheinmetall)

Germany's Rheinmetall has presented a 'Mobile Smart Factory' offering portable production of spare parts for battle damage repair.

Rheinmetall showcased the new mission support concept at a European Defence Agency (EDA) event.

The Mobile Smart Factory, or MSF, offers metal 3D printing and post-processing capabilities and is integrated into Rheinmetall's IRIS (Integrated Rheinmetall Information System) digital ecosystem.

The solution consists of two 20ft shipping containers – one as an office and the other as a production facility.

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A polymer printer and a handheld scanner for quality control, among other equipment, feature in the office container.

The production container is equipped with a Metrom P7000, a six-axis hybrid machine.

The production container can produce components with a maximum size of 700 mm in diameter and 450 mm in height.

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