The term preventive maintenance refers to the practice of regularly servicing equipment on a pre-determined schedule so that your machine does not develop catastrophic failures and performs better over its useful lifetime.
Although it is well known that equipment routinely serviced on a pre-determined schedule outlasts equipment that is not, many companies still indulge in the practice of neglecting 3D printing equipment and/or only responding reactively to equipment failures.
Preventive maintenance has a number of powerful advantages that make it worth utilising. Because of these advantages, more and more companies are starting to realize the importance of taking proper care of their professional 3D printing equipment.
Advantages of Preventive Maintenance
• Reduced production downtime
•Better conservation of assets and increased life expectancy of assets, thereby eliminating premature replacement of machinery and equipment
•Reduced overtime costs and more economical use of maintenance services due to working on a scheduled basis instead of a crash basis to repair breakdowns
•Timely, routine repairs circumvent large-scale repairs
•Reduced cost of repairs by reducing secondary failures. When parts fail in service, they may damage other parts or waste consumables
•Reduced product rejects, rework, and scrap due to better overall equipment condition
•Identification of equipment with excessive maintenance costs, indicating the need for corrective maintenance, operator training, or replacement of obsolete equipment
•Improved safety and quality conditions
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