Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi foresee much 3D printing for Boeing 747s in the future.
How Hybrid CNC Metal 3D Printing Could Revolutionize Marine Operations
Marine use of 3D print technology should be booming, but it isn’t, at least not yet.
Enhance Quality Control and Inventory Management with Replique’s RSure
Replique doesn’t make 3D printers, but they do make software that helps use them in a much more sophisticated manner.
What’s In The PARTBOX?
A new company has developed a 3D print system entirely around the concept of digital inventory.
SPEE3D Announces “XSPEE3D”
SPEE3D announced a new mobile metal additive manufacturing platform, XSPEE3D.
SPEE3D Achieves 3D Print Naval Milestone
SPEE3D did something very interesting: they 3D printed a metal part on a navy ship.
CASTOR Can Now Analyze 3D Printing of 2D Designs
CASTOR announced an amazing new capability: analysis of 2D designs.
Xerox Metal 3D Printer Installed on USS Essex
Xerox Additive Solutions announced an ElemX metal 3D printer was installed on an active US Navy ship.
2022: 3D Printing and the Global Elevator Industry
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley look at how several major elevator providers use 3D printing technology.
3D Printed Digital Inventory Gets Real in Oil & Gas
News from Spare Parts 3D reveals interesting results from a digital inventory move.
CASTOR Partners With Ultimaker To Unleash The Parts
CASTOR and Ultimaker announced an agreement to integrate CASTOR’S screening software into Ultimaker Cura.
Can The Military Really Use 3D Printing?
I’ve been wondering about the actual logistics of using 3D printing in military settings, and its a bit more gray than black and white.
Additive Manufacturing Innovation in the Mobility Industry
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine look at recent mergers in the transportation industry and see how they could benefit from 3D printing.
CASTOR Releases Unusual Trends Report
CASTOR released their 2021 annual Additive Manufacturing Trends Report, and it’s quite a bit different than you might think.
Electrolux Purchases Unified Brands and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the possibility of using digital inventory after an acquisition.
voxeljet Client Enables Digital Inventory Approach
voxeljet announced the first beta client for their VX1000 HSS system.
The Stratasys Navy Deal Is Bigger Than It Appears
Stratasys announced a massive US$20M contract to deliver 3D printers to the US Navy.
Xerox Invests in CASTOR
CASTOR announced two new investors, one of which is Xerox.
CASTOR’s Latest Software Refines 3D Printable Inventory Identification
California-based CASTOR announced a new version of their additive inventory software that includes several notable features.
Polaris Part Challenges And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley consider the use of digital inventory in automotive manufacture as industrial 3D printing picks up steam.
US Navy All-In On Distributed Manufacturing?
An announcement from 3YOURMIND suggests the US Navy has a very comprehensive plan for a 3D printed future.
On-Demand Spare Parts With Replique
Replique is a comprehensive, end-to-end digital inventory solution.
Satellite 3D Printing For Digital Inventory
The idea of satellite 3D printing might be new to you.
WAZP And The Power Of The Digital Supply Chain
I had the opportunity to get to know WAZP and the big 3D printing and digitization ideas arising from this small Irish company.
Two Industrial Giants Announce 3D Printing Partnership
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine a new 3D printing partnership between Würth and Baker Hughes.
Azoth’s Unique Digital Inventory Approach Using XYZprinting’s SLS System
XYZprinting’s MfgPro230 xS SLS 3D printer is enabling a company to provide an unusual digital inventory service.
Improving Just In Time (JIT) with 3D Printing
David Macfie, Charles R. Goulding, and Alyssa Schneider explore the use of 3D printing in just in time manufacturing.
Space-Based Manufacturing Project Hints at Digital Manufacturing Constraints
Some thoughts about in-space manufacturing suggest a slightly different view of what digital inventory projects could or could not achieve on the ground.
3D Printing Aerospace Parts with Blockchain
It’s now possible to 3D print spare parts on demand for aircraft in flight using blockchain technology.
Digital Inventory Comes To The High Seas
The vision of a digital inventory with on-demand 3D printing is becoming a reality, with several companies entering an early adopter program.
Stratasys Digital Inventory For Rail Gets Serious
Stratasys’ experiments in digital inventory solutions for the rail industry just got very real.
What Is Digital Inventory And How Does It Work?
Digital Inventory is a new approach to manufacturing and few know how it works. We spoke with Dominik Lindenberger of 3YOURMIND to find out more.
Stratasys To Collaborate With Jay Leno
Jay Leno partners with Stratasys to enable a digital inventory and 3D printing approach to maintain his vast collection of vintage automobiles.
Stratasys’ Digital Inventory Strategy Is Hard, But They’re Making Progress
Stratasys is working on a fascinating transition to a digital inventory provider. See their experiments with rail car suppliers to understand how it works.
Are Your Parts ADfAM?
What kind of parts are in your digital inventory? Are they ADfAM? We propose a new class of 3D printable parts.
DiManEx Provides On-Demand 3D Printed Spare Parts
Do you know what Digital Inventory is? Companies like DiManEx can provide a virtual warehouse of spare parts produced on demand without need for physical storage.
Stratasys’ Digital Inventory Strategy Is Working
Rail companies are using 3D printed parts, suggesting a new strategy by Stratasys is working.
LEO Lane CEO Discusses Quantity and Quality Control for Digital Inventory
Digital inventory is rapidly enabling more agile solutions for the global supply chain; at the same time, it creates additional concerns.
The Next Target for 3D Printing: Worldwide Inventories
I’ve been hearing this from a number of directions lately, but let’s put it all together: parts inventories are going to die.
Digital Inventory Enabled By 3D Printing Takes Hold
I’ve written on the concept of digital inventory previously, but now a company is doing so directly.