How Logistics Firms Can Anticipate the Impact of 3D Printing

For several years, industrial production has been using 3D printing to drive quicker prototyping and product development. Now it is speeding the pace of innovation for the direct production of functional products.

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Topics: Additive Manufacturing Industry logistics 3D Guides Technology

5 Key Ways AM will Lower Costs for the Automotive Industry (Part 2)

While lean manufacturing techniques have become standard practice for every car manufacturer, there are still several factors that add significant cost to the purchase price. The companies who first maximize new productions methods will secure their competitive advantage in the field.

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Topics: Automotive Car manufacturing AM manufacturing

5 Key Ways AM Production Will Lower Costs for the Automotive Industry (Part 1)

The automotive industry is constantly balancing the efficiency of traditional production lines and the demand of servicing customers worldwide. Heads of production and cost analysts need to determine if the benefits of mass fabrication outweigh shipping costs, storage costs and the amount of time required for production against the benefits of Additive Manufacturing. But as the technology comes of age, the scales are shifting...

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Topics: 3D printing Industry Automotive

Metal 3D Printing on the Rise Part 2: Healthcare and Architecture Industries

In our previous post we discussed the current use cases of metal 3D printing in the aerospace, defense, and automotive industries, and the growth that metal AM technologies are bringing into these sectors. This post focuses on healthcare and architecture, the other two industries that are being fundamentally changed by the adoption of metal AM.

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Topics: 3D printing Additive Manufacturing Architecture Industry Metal Healthcare

New Feature: Commenting on 3D Projects

Additive ManufacturingThe increasing complexity of today’s 3D projects demands simpler and more efficient communication processes. The comments feature within platforms will accelerate production and decision making as well as remove errors caused by inefficient communication.

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Topics: 3D printing 3D projects New Feature Commenting Product

Metal 3D Printing on the Rise Part 1: Aerospace and Automotive Industries

Much of the current news about 3D printing revolves around the rapidly expansion of applications for a singular class of materials: metal. As the advances in 3D metal technology enable new use cases, metal AM is driving the progression of advanced manufacturing into new industrial applications. These innovative developments in all manufacturing sectors  are expected to grow exponentially in the next ten years. All industries will increase profitability by improving cost-effectiveness and efficiency of their production processes.

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Topics: Additive Manufacturing Industry Automotive Metal Aerospace

How to Address the Part Inventory Overload for Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing is already impacting every major production industry - from automotive to aerospace - because for the first time, the technology enables the production of individualized parts without increasing manufacturing cost per piece. From GKN to Boeing, business across the globe are investing in AM to get an early access to the benefits this innovative technology provides.

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Topics: Additive Manufacturing Industry Automation Inventory Overload AM Part Identifier

Why the US Economy Needs 3D Printing Now, More than Ever

The United States is a world leader in additive manufacturing. A majority of the top AM companies are based in the US, but a shrinking workforce of skilled laborers has led to uncertainty about the expansion of AM. Throughout the US, educational environments are shifting and the government has renewed funding for advanced manufacturing to ensure that the 3D printing industry achieves its potential and benefits the US economy.

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Topics: 3D printing Additive Manufacturing Industry USA Growth

US Leads 3D Printing with a Major Potential for Growth

Every year, innovation strengthens additive manufacturing’s foothold within the global economy. But even with the steady growth of the current market share, there still exists a vast potential for expansion, especially in the United States, which is expected to remain at the forefront of AM in the coming years. The American automotive, medical, dental, and aerospace sectors stand out as key factors in the major growth potential.  

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Topics: 3D printing Additive Manufacturing Industry USA Growth

New Feature: Share and Collaborate on 3D Projects with 3YOURMIND

The average 10-20 person product design team includes engineers and designers, project managers and the purchasing department. 3YOURMIND makes their work simpler with Team Access for 3D Print Projects. The platform enables the team to add members to work on 3D projects (and comment in them) simply as inputting their email address.

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Topics: 3D printing 3D projects New Feature Product Share

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