Manufacturing machine parts with a 3D print technique? Because of the good properties of various 3D print materials, the technique is very suitable for the production of machines and parts. For example the production of grippers, machine parts, but also the 'just in time' supply of spare parts whenever a machine is broken down. This reduces the machines downtime. An additional advantage: Engineers and designers are challenged to think 'outside the box'. Because of the freedom of design they can create the optimal part. Less material, an optimized geometry and ultimate functionality ensure efficient machines (low cost and high speed).