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Is 2020 Shaping AM trends for the future?

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 Long before the Covid-19 crisis reared its head, 3D printing had faced various challenges surrounding legal production, part qualification, and integration into larger assembly chains, not to mention question marks around the feasibility of scaling up to mass production. During the pandemic, these challenges were emphasized as the 3D printing of personalized protective equipment (PPE), swabs, and ventilator parts captured the world’s attention. 

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3YOURMIND teams up with 3D Alliances

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3YOURMIND, a Germany-based software company that provides a software solution for end-to-end AM processes, is partnering up with 3D Alliances to accelerate the acquisition of new sales partners in North America, to support the company’s business expansion in the AM market. Founded by AM industry veteran Gil Lavi, 3D Alliances is an Israeli company specializing in the deployment of 3D printing channel networks.

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3 key metrics to optimize your AM profitability

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The value-added benefits of additive manufacturing (AM) in comparison to traditional methods are already well known. Reduced costs and shortened lead times, coupled with greater design freedom and the ability to print more complex parts, are all factors driving the take-up of AM by businesses across sectors ranging from automotive to medical, aerospace to fashion, and maritime to food, to name just a few.

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The Oil & Gas Industry Accelerates Its Use of Additive Manufacturing

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The recent partnership between two leaders in their respective industries further indicates how valuable additive manufacturing will be to the future of industrialization. DNV GL, one of the major voices within the oil and gas industry, invites 3YOURMIND to participate in the Digital Warehouse Joint-Innovation Project.  Focused on standardizing spare part production and improving the energy value chain, this partnership will equip both sides with the resources and data to transform the oil & gas industry.  Led by DNV GL, the Digital Warehouse Joint-Innovation Project includes industry leaders from around the world dedicated to standardizing a quality assurance process focused on 3D printing. 3YOURMIND joins a prestigious list of partners and will be called upon to implement their software and data collection expertise.  

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3YOURMIND Closes Series A+ Investment

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This investment will accelerate 3YOURMIND´s further growth by exploring new market opportunities to build smarter manufacturing infrastructures internationally.

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5 keys to success in a Distributed Manufacturing model

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Yesterday’s version of manufacturing is predominantly based on identifying cheap ways to produce parts overseas. A local manufacturer spends months and years developing a trustworthy relationship with a production partner on a different continent because their nation utilizes cheap labor to produce parts. In turn, these parts are shipped around the world, inevitably adding to the cost of doing business, and eventually arrive at their final destination. The Widget company depends on a singular or limited number of suppliers and becomes reliant on warehouses filled with spare parts in case of an emergency. Not to mention the logistical nightmares that come with the traditional manufacturing network are painful and costly. Simply put, the global supply chain is cumbersome and outdated.

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3YOURMIND’s Agile ERP & MES 4.0

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Our global economy is transitioning, supply chains are adapting and it’s more important than ever to understand the shifts to that landscape. The satisfaction and success of our customers remains at the heart of our development strategy. This new version of our software is the result of a long work in connection with the opinions of our customers and their main needs, i.e. to produce more in less time, by making the ordering of 3D parts  faster and more intuitive. This is an impactful milestone that will enable our customers to speed up their product development lifecycle. In addition, loading time decreased up to 50%, for uploads, orders, and mass production scheduling. The improved performance, better usability, and addition of key functionalities empower enterprises to maximize their additive manufacturing potential. Overall, the software is now easier to maintain and scale to more customers with bigger volumes. In three words: Simplicity, Speed, Scalability.

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Expert interview: Deutsche Bahn’s head of AM shares his post-Covid vision

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The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has caused a general downturn and the transportation industry has not been spared. DB, as an early adopter of additive manufacturing, has already showcased some AM success stories. We speak with DB’s head of AM, Florens Lichte, on how Deutsche Bahn got involved into the response efforts to the coronavirus crisis and how he sees the future of additive manufacturing in the post-covid era. 

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3YOURMIND and TÜV SÜD collaborate to build a rapid Parts Qualification online tool

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2020 is a hard year for everyone. The global crisis came unexpectedly and slowed down most of the companies development around the world. Priority has changed from product development to the producing of medical supplies to support the medical industry. During this time, 3D printing has proven its predominance over traditional manufacturing methods. We were able to supply small batches of newly designed products and iterate them when new developments were made. The biggest challenge was to qualify and certify all of those parts, so they could be used to support the fight against the virus.

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The COO’s Guide to Building a Digital Warehouse

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The spare parts business is struggling. By 2025, 8% of SKU’s will transition from conventional sourcing to on demand additive manufacturing. The global MRO market is estimated at $660 billion — impacting oil and gas, defense, energy and transportation industries. Those that do not embrace the next generation of industrialization will be left holding the keys to empty warehouses or witnessing a lack of utilization on outdated capital equipment. These industries are notorious for having vast, complex supply chains, and the lack of information/data from the OEM’s tends to be problematic when it comes to quick production requirements. Simply put, many facilities are becoming more self-reliant and contemplating the next steps to take. Supply Chain Managers and Innovation Officers are asking, how do we prepare our facility to simultaneously meet the demands of our current clients and unlock the potential for future innovation?

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