12 & 13 Feb 2025
NEC Birmingham

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Addition Design Ltd
Addition Design Ltd


About us

We supply digital spare parts for packing and production machines in 48 hours.

Working with manufacturers across the UK in pharmaceutical, consumer goods, food and medical devices manufacturing, AddParts’ on-demand digital spare parts reduce part-related downtime on high-speed automated production and packing lines by up to 90% and can reduce spare part costs by up to 50%.

We recognise the costs and urgency of unexpected downtime from packing and production machine failure. Your priority is rapid, secure recovery. Our readily deployable digital spares service positions us as the premier first responders when downtime strikes on your automated production and packing line and our rapid callout service ensures a swift delivery, even if a critical component is not already held in virtual stock.

To ensure that AddParts excels, we use three core systems of scan, store and supply to deliver the turnkey service:

To minimise disruption and maximise efficiency, AddParts have invested in cutting-edge high-resolution, handheld laser scanning technology. The technology we deploy has been developed specifically for the range of components, scale of equipment and materials that are frequently found on production lines.

When on-site, we will quickly set up and calibrate our scanner and collect all of the information needed to replicate components – in some cases the entire machine bed as well as the parts. This can be a pre-arranged visit to coincide with planned shutdowns or in an emergency where a critical component has failed or been broken, we’ll be there within 24 hours.

By 3D scanning on your site, we can ensure that your disruption is minimised although we can also receive components at our dedicated facility in Sheffield if this is easier*.

AddParts scanning is charged on a day rate but whilst on site we will work quickly to scan as many parts as possible to maximise the value of this part of the service.

By using a high-resolution blue light laser scanner to scan components on your site, we ensure that disruption is minimised, and replacement parts are accurate and reliable.

We understand that it takes more than one person to keep production going. Any storeroom needs to be maintained in an orderly way to give you the right information when you need it and that’s exactly what our AddParts portal gives our customers.

The 3D data we take during scanning and reverse engineering is held on a secure server allowing our customers to sign in, and view plant list and parts for each machine. Each component can be identified by part name/number or from the 3D data we hold as well as other critical information that we take during the scanning process. You will be able to view production costs, and accuracy information to verify that the part is accurate to the calibrated scan data as well as view previous order history and download a copy of certificates of conformity.

You can order the part from the portal, upload details for components not yet in stock as well as make bookings for site visits to coincide with planned shutdowns. Our portal is mobile friendly too meaning you can work with AddParts whilst you are on the shop floor.

By using virtual stock holding, our customers can see what parts they have, find out specific information about them, and order them when needed in a secure, well-organised place from a browser or a phone.

From day one, we have taken 3D printing seriously as a valuable, adaptable and reliable production technology able to cut it alongside moulding and CNC machining.

The team behind AddParts have over 20 years in using 3D print technology to produce accurate, durable, high-value products, devices and components in sectors as diverse as medical devices, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, safety equipment and food production. Together with a dedicated ISO9001:2015 quality management system and facility in the heart of UK manufacturing, we have built a unique capability which provides AddParts customers with the full benefits of industrial 3D print technology.

We have invested in the 3D computer-aided design technology needed to make the most of scan data in the most accurate way and provide validation data for this process accordingly, all made available on the AddParts portal.

We have several industrial 3D print systems taking advantage of both FDM and SLS technology, producing components in materials that offer capabilities including food and pharma contact, high durability, high strength and ultra-smooth surface finishes. We have selected these technologies specifically because of the benefits they bring to production equipment components and operate them in a way that will meet the requirements of any regulatory standard we are likely to find across the UK manufacturing sector.

Using industrial 3D printing, AddParts maintains highly flexible, adaptable production capacity to meet the demands of our customers with high-quality, cost-effective, and accurate components with short lead times.

AddParts is delivered under a dedicated ISO9001 quality management system and all parts are manufactured from a dedicated facility in the UK.

Our team are enthusiastic advocates for UK manufacturing and have over 20 years of experience in digital manufacturing, reverse engineering, design, additive manufacturing, materials regulatory affairs and production.

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