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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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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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Building smarter defense operational supply chains with Additive Manufacturing

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By 2024, the worldwide market for 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace and Defense is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly 17.5%, exceeding $3.3 Billion USD. This growth is predominantly concentrated in the USA and Europe, however parts of Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa are also increasing their adoption rates. The US Military has a proven preponderance of AM utilization for a variety of applications that include prototyping, R&D, MRO and production parts. Due to their strict guidelines for repeatability, security and time-sensitivity, it’s no surprise that this industry is further pushing AM into mass adoption to solve the problems of today, and tomorrow.

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Is the factory of the future full of 3d printers?

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As discussed in the article “Is Serial Additive Manufacturing Taking Off?”, the Additive Manufacturing world has seen significant growth in the past few years. Every year faster, more accurate technologies are being presented. AM knowledge is more accessible. New materials and post-processing methods are developed and implemented. To make it possible to use all of that in the production environment, we are also working very hard to introduce qualification processes to meet the highest requirements regarding part quality, production repeatability, and many other aspects.

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POLYLINE Lighthouse Project | Navigating Uncertainty and Redefining Factory of the Future

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The POLYLINE project brings together 15 industry and research partners from Germany to establish a landmark automated factory for additive manufacturing (AM). The 3YOURMIND Agile Manufacturing Suite will be the software layer that connects and manages the entire AM workflow. The German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is investing €10.7 Million Euro into the POLYLINE project. The goal of the project is to completely automate an AM production line for automotive parts from BMW - from CAD model to 3D printing and including quality assurance. The resulting production factory will be a lighthouse example of Industry 4.0, leading the way for the next generation of manufacturing. 

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