BAM GmbH specializes in using mechanical machining and additive manufacturing processes to produce complex metal and plastic components to the tightest of tolerances. As digitization and Industry 4.0 have gathered pace, the company's portfolio has also grown and now covers everything from individual prototypes to high-volume production. Skilled specialists use high-tech machines to turn and mill a range of items, including highly specialized components for laboratory equipment, sensors and connection technologies. An in-house research and development department also works continuously on innovative solutions for the traditional manufacturing and mechanical engineering industries. The up2parts.com online portal marks a further milestone in the digital revolution for the manufacturing sector in the run-up to EMO Hannover 2019.
The new up2parts portal is an easy-to-use tool for ordering custom-made components, thus heralding an end to time-consuming e-mail inquiries and lengthy purchasing timeframes. It is designed to ensure no one will have to wait extra hours or even days to get costings or quotes. Companies and private individuals alike can upload their 3D data model and find out in less than a minute how much the component will cost. "No matter whether components are produced using mechanical machining processes or additive manufacturing, our machine learning algorithms calculate each price quickly and reliably," says Marco Bauer, Managing Director of BAM GmbH.
This development is the result of a fully integrated approach to the purchasing and manufacturing process. According to the company, even complex components can be created online with just a few mouse clicks. "At the heart of the costing process is our complexity factor, which is evaluated using artificial intelligence and is based on data from our company's eight years of technical manufacturing expertise," says Dr. Christian Heining, Head of Research & Development. What's more, up2parts guarantees lasting data security, with all servers located in European data centers and meeting international and country-specific standards.