manufacturing

Eight Ways 3D Printing Can Help Manufacturing
creative

Eight Ways 3D Printing Can Help Manufacturing

With the recent spotlight on 3D printing as a result of the pandemic’s bump on supply chains, I listed some ways the technology can help manufacturers.

Stratasys Deep Inside GM
additive manufacturing

Stratasys Deep Inside GM

Stratasys issued an interesting press release where they describe their activities inside of GM.

Strong Winds And 3D Printing
energy

Strong Winds And 3D Printing

Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the coming together of 3D printing and wind power.

3D Printing And Supply Chain Preparedness
essentium

3D Printing And Supply Chain Preparedness

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that supply chains can be disrupted suddenly and without any indication of how long the interruption will last.

When 3D Printing Makes Sense For Serial Production
applications

When 3D Printing Makes Sense For Serial Production

Many companies requiring thousands of components use 3D printing to perfect their design before moving to injection molding for production, but sometimes it makes sense to stick with additive manufacturing.

consumer

Mass Customization Is Coming

With the arrival of the new Superstrata 3D printed bikes, I’m wondering whether we’re now at the moment when mass customization begins to grow in the minds of consumers.

lean

Book of the Week: Job Shop Lean

This week’s selection is “Job Shop Lean: An Industrial Engineering Approach to Implementing Lean in High-Mix Low-Volume Production Systems” by Shahrukh A. Irani.

covid-19

Innovating Out Of Downturn

Pandemic-driven transitioning is leading to an interesting long-term reconfiguration of factory work.

distributed

Roboze Launches Extreme Parts Network

Roboze launched their long-awaited distributed additive manufacturing service, composed of a network of experienced Roboze 3D printer operators.

automation

Lean Manufacturing, Automation and Distancing

Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the principles of Lean Manufacturing together with rising trends in automation and required social distancing.

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Ultimaker Lands A Breakthrough Customer

3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker announced today what I believe could be a breakthrough sale to a major client, and this could mean a lot more sales.

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BigRep Ships 500th 3D Printer

BigRep hit a huge milestone with the shipment of their 500th 3D printer. We look back on how they got there.

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MakerOS Announces “PAQ”

MakerOS announced a new feature for their integrated manufacturing management service: PAQ. We describe how it works.

asia

Coronavirus Strikes 3D Printing

A significant outbreak of a coronavirus is affecting many things in China and beyond. But could this affect 3D printing?

Magics

The Magic Behind Materialise

We had a chat with Materialise’s Stefaan Motte to find out what’s happening at the long-time 3D printing leader. 

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