Brian Crotty

Brian Crotty

Brian contributes to the marketing and product development at 3YOURMIND. In addition he is the CEO of BioInspiration, a company expanding materials access for 3D Printing and distributed manufacturing.

Recent Posts by Brian Crotty:

How to Manufacture Using the Amazon Model

Over the past decade, the primary business models in almost every industry have been shifted by digitalization. The companies that leveraged this shift and used software systems to harness, evaluate and process data have taken over economic leadership in the Platform Era. These are the leaders of the digital economy - Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook. The harnessing, processing and sorting of data has overtaken the production of goods in terms of the total economic value... at least for now.

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Topics: Business Case Agile Manufacturing The Long Tail

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

Integrating Functional Design into 3D Printing for Prototypes - Part 2

 The more cost effective the prototyping process is, the more and easier it can be to implement it into the design process. 3D printing will become a crucial factor in increasing the rate of innovation, and those companies that master the use pre-assembly for prototyping will have a clear advantage.

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Topics: 3d modeling Prototyping 3D Guides

Integrating Functional Design into 3D Printing for Prototypes

Functional design is a simple concept that has large implications when combined with 3D printing. The goal is to simply design modularly so that each individual component serves a specific, individual function. It is very similar to many agile practices that are used in programming and management to ensure that all development goals are in small manageable pieces with potential to test and receive feedback quickly.

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Topics: 3d modeling Prototyping 3D Guides

Breaking the Barrier Between Ordinary People and 3D Printing

In an exclusive interview with 3YOURMIND, Meltwerk the Berlin based company founded in 2015 under the brand Trinckle3D, explain the reasons behind their production decisions that support their main mission, to break the barrier between ordinary people and 3D Printing.

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Topics: 3D printing 3D Service SLS MeltWerk Interviews Technology

High-Performance Polymers for Apium's Industrial FFF 3D Printing

“High-performance polymers are more difficult to print but can be applied in various industrial applications in the fields of prototyping, R&D, individual parts or small batches." Apium is one of 3YOURMIND industrial 3D printing services. The company’s application researcher, Philipp Renner, provides insights into their technology, their material selection and mechanical properties in an exclusive interview. 

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Topics: Materials Additive Manufacturing FFF 3D Service Interviews Apium

Meshify's Lattice Structures: The Next Generation of Lightweight Components

Meshify is a software tool which enables designs that take full advantage of 3D printing and create something that’s never been available before.

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Topics: 3d modeling Interviews Lattice Structure Meshify Lightweight Material

Top 3D printing innovators meet in Berlin

Almost 2 years ago, the Berliner 3D-Druck Netzwerk was founded as a partnership between Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH and 3YOURMIND GmbH. The network has grown to be a meeting point for over 150 3D printing enthusiasts attending each event. There are few places where so many companies working on the cusp of innovation exchange ideas and momentum.

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Topics: 3D printing Berlin Event 3D Printing Network Partners

How Are Private Space Companies Benefiting from 3D Printing?

In the past few years, we have witnessed the private sector entering the 3D Printing industry, using the technology to gain a more competitive edge with smaller series of production for the iterative development of their new spacecraft. They can build reliable, usable prototypes that allow them to optimize functionality, while producing an entirely new class of efficient vehicles.

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Topics: 3D printing Industry Microlattice Aerospace Lightweight Material

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