The MRO Storeroom’s Road to Extinction
Manufacturing companies are constantly looking for ways to become more efficient and reduce costs. Often this means looking for new opportunities that would allow them to reduce downtime and lower inventories. Managing an MRO (maintenance, repair and operation) storeroom, full of just-in-case parts and tools is a necessary cost burden for most as impacts to production can be extremely costly. What if you could eliminate this huge investment altogether? Enter additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing. If the early results are any indicator, it is not if, but when.