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10 Reasons to Believe in Additive Manufacturing

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The 3D printing industry has matured far beyond kitschy knick-knacks printed on 3D desktops printers. Today, additive manufacturing is gaining mindshare as a risk-averse alternative to supply chain disruption. In this article, discover ten reasons to believe in additive manufacturing capabilities.

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CIPRES revolutionizes their order management with 3YOURMIND

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Due to changes in market requirements, CIPRES was only just managing to deal with the number of inquiries and with preparing and sending out quotes via email. Price calculations, communicating with customers when requirements changed, order placement, planning production, preparing production plans, and facilitating communication between production units all required a lot of time and meant high costs. This is why CIPRES decided to look for a partner to support them in overcoming the challenges posed by digitizing their processes.

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ZIGGZAGG chooses 3YOURMIND to strengthen its leadership position with full workflow automation

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Ziggzagg, a leading 3D printing service bureau located in Belgium has chosen 3YOURMIND to develop a fully automated workflow tailored to its specific needs. The company invested in 10 HP machines and produces orders that encompass as many as 200,000 parts. Thanks to 3YOURMIND, they have managed to fully automate their processes, reducing error and allowing for more time with their customers.

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3YOURMIND Names Bas de Jong as Chief Commercial Officer

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Berlin, Germany, October 26, 2021 - 3YOURMIND welcomes Bas de Jong as its Chief Commercial Officer. After six years at Ultimaker, a major print manufacturer, he brings his expertise and industry knowledge to the leading additive manufacturing software company.

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How Can 3D Print Service Providers Achieve Successful Production Workflows?

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Today, service bureaus are facing a number of challenges that can make it difficult to scale up operations. For example, issues related to order intake, pricing, and client communication. However, these problems can be overcome by following some best practices and adopting more efficient solutions. This series of articles has advice for 3D printing service providers, showing ways in which to address these issues. In the first article, found here, solutions for order intake, pricing and client communication were covered. Yet, these are not the only existing challenges. Service bureaus also often struggle to have an accurate overview of their production floor, leading to slower decision making, lower part quality, and therefore decreased productivity. This second article in the series will address how service bureaus can optimize production workflows in order to boost business. Here are some more tips and tricks for AM service providers, focusing especially on the benefits of implementing Additive MES software.

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How to unlock the potential of your 3D printing service bureau and skyrocket your business

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With the rise of additive manufacturing comes a demand from those who want to use the technology but don't know where to start or don't want to invest in the necessary machinery. 3D printing service bureaus (also known as AM service providers, job shops, or contract manufacturers, among other terms), are the answer to this problem. They provide a critical need as they produce 3D parts on behalf of their customers, usually operating at several locations worldwide. And they are becoming increasingly popular. 

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3YOURMIND collaborates with Accenture to lay the foundation for a smart factory through machine connectivity

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Berlin, Germany, September 28, 2021 - Distributed manufacturing as a solution for supply chain disruption is at the heart of the post-pandemic debate. This model involves a digital network of decentralized manufacturing sites spread across multiple locations and connected by digital technology. This model leverages the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to drive digital transformation forward. Industrial IoT uses a network of apps or sensors to collect production data from machines and push it into software to turn that data into valuable information about the efficiency of manufacturing operations. When it comes to 3D printing, machine connectivity is at the forefront of IIoT. It enables the transfer of data across globally connected manufacturing networks. 

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3YOURMIND Joins Forces with Carbon to Optimize AM Value Chain

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The new collaboration between Carbon and 3YOURMIND is a major step forward in optimizing the entire AM value chain. 3YOURMIND is excited to announce their partnership with Carbon®, a leading 3D printing technology company. In the AM market, machines will become a crucial commodity over the next few decades, and software will provide the critical competitive edge that helps companies innovate in the design and production space. As manufacturers expand their adoption of IoT (Internet of Things), they must consider back-end machine connectivity platforms and implement workflow solutions that track, monitor, and standardize production. 

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3YOURMIND helps enable secure and on-demand distributed manufacturing network for the US Navy

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3YOURMIND has been awarded a contract by NIWC Pacific to implement Agile ERP and MES software platforms with Machine Connectivity to enable a globally distributed manufacturing network.

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How to harness the power of 3D printing in the medical sector

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Allied Market Research estimates that the global 3D printing healthcare market is expected to generate $3.69 billion by 2026, representing a compound annual growth rate of 18.2%. Encompassing a wide range of applications that include medical device development, personalized patient care and research purposes, this is a significant increase compared to the $972.6 million registered in 2018. COVID-19 showcased the true value of on-demand manufacturing when non-healthcare OEM’s across the globe repurposed their fleets of 3D printers to produce personal protection equipment (PPE), NP swabs and other devices used to combat the virus. Although the power of agile manufacturing was on full display in 2020, 3D printing is a well-established technology and has been used by countless medical companies and research institutes for decades. 

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