Charles R. Goulding and Valentina Alzate countdown their top ten 3D print developments for 2022.
We Do Need Those Stinkin’ Badges!
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi wonder why Ford didn’t use 3D printing to resolve a recent supply chain issue.
The Additive Manufacturing Coalition Webinar and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi review a webinar from the Additive Manufacturing Coalition.
AM Apocalypse? What Happens When Shipping Costs Drop?
I’ve been doing some thinking about what might unfold in the next year or so.
Could 3D Print Materials Costs Drop?
Recent events in the plastics industry suggest that we could see drops in pricing for 3D printer materials — or not.
Airbus and 3D Printing Market Share Opportunities
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how Airbus is leveraging 3D printing to overcome supply chain challenges.
More Price Shifting in 3D Printing Materials
With supply chains broken and shipping costs soaring, more companies are altering their pricing in the 3D print space.
Roboze Introduces PRO Series of High Temperature 3D Printers
Roboze has two new 3D printers in their catalog: the One PRO and Plus PRO.
3D Printing Price Increases Continue to Appear
Another 3D print company announces significant price increases, perhaps with a secret agenda.
Wither Makergear? Long Time 3D Printer Manufacturer on the Ropes
Things aren’t looking good for Makergear, one of the original desktop 3D printer companies.
Prusa Indeed Raises 3D Printer Prices
After an announcement last week, Prusa Research has indeed raised prices on their most popular 3D printers.
Prusa To Raise 3D Printer Pricing
Prusa Research has announced price increases for certain 3D printers.
KB Home Supply Chain and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley notice a mainstream publication directly suggest use of 3D printing for industry.
Biden Boosts Additive Manufacturing, But Will It Work?
What is “AM Forward” all about and will it work?
150 ATV Retailers vs Polaris and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding & Ryan Donley look at the supply chain challenges of Polaris, and how 3D printing could help.
Automation Is Making Onshoring Cool Again
Technical advances and the decreasing cost of automation are offsetting the advantages of offshoring.
3D Printing and the Overhead Garage Door Shortage
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi propose a 3D printing solution to the garage door supply chain problem.
Supply Chain Woes? 3D Printers Could Save the Day￼
Additive manufacturing has increased its ROI by becoming a go-to work-around for supply chain challenges.
The U.S. Army and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing technology has affected military supply chains.
Pedego, Cycling, and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the challenge and opportunities facing bicycle manufacturers.
Restructuring Asian Toy Supply Chains
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi suggest more use of 3D printing for toy manufacturing could be considered.
Lippert, the Boat and RV Replacement Parts Business, and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how Lippert Components is using 3D printing.
Book of the Week: A Practical Introduction to Supply Chain
This week’s selection is “A Practical Introduction to Supply Chain” by David Pheasey.
Construction Supply Chains and Growing 3D Printing Markets
Charles Goulding and Joseph Castine look at how 3D printing technology might alleviate some of the current construction procurement challenges.
Levi Strauss, the Supply Chain, and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Harry Foxman look at how the pandemic could encourage fashion makers to use more 3D printing technology.
The Solution to the Budget Appliance Shortage: Product Mix and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the possibilities and risks of using 3D printing to overcome supply chain challenges.
Incorporating Additive Manufacturing Into Supply Chains
Much has been said about using additive manufacturing to alleviate problems in supply chains, but how do you do so?
Vietnam, 3D Printing and Supply Chain Challenges
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the coronavirus situation in Vietnam and how it has affected supply chains.
It Is Time For Coordinated Action In Our Community
I dreaded the release of the latest IPCC report this week, although it was clear long ago what would be in it.
Authentise Leads Team Studying the Feasibility of Digital Supply Chains
Authentise revealed it is working on a feasibility study on digital supply chains.
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.
Whirlpool, Supply Chain, And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding examines how Whirlpool’s use of 3D printing for parts on demand might expand across appliance suppliers.
3D Printing: Helping Just-In-Time Be On Time
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider how 3D printing can contribute to the evolution of just-in-time inventory strategies.
New Generation Supply Chain Management and 3D Printing
3D printing technology is evolving so fast that university supply chain programs and manufacturing supply chain departments need to have regular 3D printing continuing education.
Positive Demand Shock and 3D Printing
In March of 2020, the global economy experienced a negative demand shock.
3D Printing Disrupts The Furniture Industry
Charles Goulding Jr. considers where 3D printing sits in the future of furniture supply chain.
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.
How AM Is Helping CNH Steer A Stronger Supply Chain Strategy
Additive manufacturing is becoming a key part of supply chain strategy.
The Coming Parts Catastrophe In 3D Printing
There could be a great deal of unexpected problems in coming months for 3D printer manufacturers.
3D Printed Supply Chains Of The Future
I’m reading a fascinating piece on how supply chains are evolving towards a new world of 3D printing.
The Texan Freeze And 3D Printing Plastics Supply Disruption
Among the many enduring repercussions of last month’s disastrous winter storm in Texas is a plastics supply chain shortage that could impact filament raw suppliers.
Jared Bernstein And MEPs Manufacturing Role
Charles R. Goulding and Randall Rothbort dig further into 3D printing implications of Biden’s “Buy American” program and Manufacturing Extension Partnerships.
Supply Chain Constraints And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley consider how 3D printing can help overcome large companies’ supply chain woes.
President Biden’s “Buy American” Executive Order And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Randy Rothbort examine 3D printing implications of the U.S. government-backed “Buy American” strategy.
Phrozen Tweaks Resin 3D Printer Prices
Taiwan-based resin 3D printer manufacturer Phrozen adjusted the pricing on their product line, but in an unusual way.
To Taiwan From China: Reshoring And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider 3D printing in Taiwan’s return to domestic supply chain focus.
E3D-Online Resumes Hemera Extruder Production
E3D-Online announced a resumption of production for their advanced Hemera 3D printer extruder.
Transportation Moving Away From Carbon With 3D Printing
Charles Goulding Jr. examines how 3D printing fits into critical plans to reduce carbon emissions in the transportation sector.
Shapeways CEO Talks 2021 Trends In 3D Printing
As 2020 finally winds down, I sat down for a chat with Greg Kress, CEO of Shapeways, for a chat about the trends that will shape 3D printing in 2021.
U.S. Supply Chain Bottlenecks And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider further solutions 3D printing can offer to major supply chains in the face of ongoing disruption.
Offsetting The Carbon Footprint Of On-Demand Manufacturing
One of the most-touted benefits of digital manufacturing is the ability to enhance sustainability efforts; a leading on-demand manufacturing company is upping its efforts to offset customers’ carbon footprint.
Scotland Targets Boeing Supply Chain
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi take a look at Scotland’s interesting moves in aerospace supply chain and potential impact on global 3D printing activity.
3D Hubs Announces Logistics Centers
3D Hubs announced the creation of not one, but two new logistics centers located in the USA and Europe.
Experts Weigh In On 3D Printing In New Supply Chain: Digital Manufacturing & Decentralization
Experts from MakerBot, CONTEXT, and Mobility goes Additive address questions of 3D printing in supply chains based on remote work and distributed manufacturing.
Vietnam: Strong Economy Supply Chain Alternative And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley explore the rising use of 3D printing in Vietnam and impact on global supply chains.
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.
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.
Reimagining The Supply Chain With Large-Format 3D Printing
As the global supply chain is focusing on transitioning for better agility, large-format 3D printing from BigRep offers a few interesting ways to integrate advanced manufacturing throughout operations.
A Walk Through Fictiv’s Manufacturing Survey Shows Significant Change Underway
Fictiv released their annual “State of Manufacturing” report, and there are some notable changes from previous years’ reports.
Jabil, COVID-19, And The Value Proposition Of 3D Printing In 2020
Jabil is uniquely situated to address both stop-gap and long-term supply chain needs relating to pandemic response, as a recent conversation highlights.
3D Printing Brings Optimism To The Post-Coronavirus Economy
Charles R. Goulding and Andressa Bonafé consider the positive economic impact of 3D printing that can carry on after the COVID-19 pandemic.
New French Organization Covid3D Creates 24-7 3D Printing Factory for 40 Hospitals
A Paris hospital has organized a 3D print factory specifically for healthcare PPE applications.
Auto Part Manufacturers And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley look into the place of 3D printing in a reshaped auto part supply chain.
The New European Aerospace Supply Chain Leaders & 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi discuss the potential place of 3D printing in the reshaping aerospace supply chain.
Hub and Spoke Logistics and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Adam Friedman examine the potential for 3D printing in hub and spoke logistics.
HP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Expands Offerings In No Small Measure
HP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing is introducing a new material along with several other 3D printing announcements today.
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.
New Supply Chains and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look into 3D printing and the new shape of supply chains.
3D Printing And The Small Business Pivot Toward A Localized Supply Chain
3D printing is enabling many a small business the agility to pivot operations toward localizing their supply chains.
Innovating Out Of Downturn
Pandemic-driven transitioning is leading to an interesting long-term reconfiguration of factory work.
How The Crisis Affected Dynamism, And Other Thoughts On 3D Printing’s Future
Recently I had a chance to speak with Doug Krone, the CEO of Dynamism, about the latest crisis developments.
Rapid-Fire Wrapup: The 3D Printing Community Is Thriving
Yesterday, Fabbaloo held our Rapid-Fire Interview Day, through which we spoke with three dozen 3D printing industry participants.
Converting The Boeing Supply Chain To Electric Boat Submarines
Charles Goulding examines the redistribution of aerospace suppliers to submarines, and how they can benefit from industrial 3D printing expertise.
COVID-19: A Tipping Point For Additive Manufacturing
A conversation in industrial 3D printing proved revealing as to the place of this advanced manufacturing technology in crisis and beyond.
3D Printing Short Circuits Supply Chain Woes?
Could 3D printing strategies overcome supply chain challenges? It seems that one company has done exactly that.
Toy Industry Supply Chain Disruption and 3D Printing Opportunities
Charles Goulding of R&D Tax Savers examines the use of 3D printing to counter supply chain disruptions in the toy industry.
FedEx & UPS Changes and 3D Printing Supply Chains
Charles Goulding of R&D Tax Savers takes a look at logistics companies’ supply chains and lessons for 3D printing companies.
Will 3D Printing Truly Reshape Retail?
Singularity Hub’s Peter Diamandis makes some predictions about how the retail market may be affected by 3D printing in the future. We have some counter-points.
10,000 Tariff Exemption Applications vs. 3D Printing
Charles Goulding and Peter Favata of R&D Tax Savers discuss the place of 3D printing in the face of tariff exemptions.
South Korea: 3D Printing Innovator and a Talented Supply Chain Alternative
Cameron Torti and Charles Goulding of R&D Tax Savers discuss 3D printing and supply chain considerations in South Korea.
Vietnam and 3D Printing Supply Chain Alternatives
Cameron Torti and Charles Goulding of R&D Tax Savers examine the potential supply chain impact of 3D printing in Vietnam.
Developing The “Largest, Fastest, Most Precise” Metal 3D Printer
3D Systems and the US Army have signed a $15 million contract to develop the “largest, fastest, most precise” metal 3D printer yet.
LEO Lane: Consistency And Security For The Full 3D Printing Workflow
3D printing is about more than printing; a chat with LEO Lane illuminates more in end-to-end workflow opportunity.
Book of the Week: Supercharg3D
This week’s selection is “Supercharg3D: How 3D Printing Will Drive Your Supply Chain” by Len Pannett.
Disruption in Huawei Supply Chain Creates New 3D Printing Supplier Opportunities
Cameron Torti and Charles Goulding of R&D Tax Savers examine 3D printing opportunities in 5G telecommunications.
AMNOW: New Program Supports 3D Printing in US Army Supply Chain
A new program is launching to further the integration of additive manufacturing in the supply chain for the US Army.
How 3D Printing Can Take On the Sustainability Challenges of Tomorrow
Earth Day presents a moment in time for reflection, to take a deeper look at how we are treating the planet and what sort of changes we want to make to better preserve our resources for future generations.
3D Printing & the Boeing Supply Chain Slowdown
Charles Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi of R&D Tax Savers discuss Boeing’s supply chain and the impact of 3D printing.
Now Is the Right Time to Focus on Sustainability in 3D Printing
There’s an old saying, “There’s no time like the present,” and we should be applying that now to foundational growth in 3D printing.
FedEx and the Future of Logistics
3D printing is part of the FedEx vision of the future in logistics. But how much of that vision is still TBA.
Integrating MedAccred’s Supply Chain Standard with 3D Printing
The medical device industry is one of the largest and fastest growing global markets.
Authenticity, Traceability, and Supply Chain Integrity
Digital supply chains and digital manufacturing solutions are on the rise — and real success will depend on intellectual property management.
3D Printing Is Rebuilding the Warehouse of the Future
Additive manufacturing, or what you know as 3D printing, will be incredibly disruptive across many industries.
How Is 3D Printing Disrupting the Supply Chain?
The typical supply chain starts with the acquisition of raw material, leads into the production phase and, eventually, results in warehouse storage and retail distribution.