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Topic: Distributed Manufacturing

3YOURMIND supports the SIMMT in the implementation of 60 3D printers in France

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Paris, France, July 1st, 2021 – The area of use for additive manufacturing in the military sector is vast, both from a logistical and industrial point of view. It enables a quick, decentralized, and flexible production of parts that would have been too expensive or too time-consuming to be manufactured using traditional methods. The potential to increase performance, reduce manufacturing costs, and deploy more advanced engineering solutions is considerable. The success of 3D technologies points to a possible relocation of production, the relevance of which is demonstrated by the current health situation.

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3YOURMIND Partners with Automation Alley to Advance Industry 4.0 and 3D Printing in North America

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3YOURMIND joins Automation Alley's DIAMOnD project which is strategically designed to kick-start the digital transformation of advanced manufacturing for America, starting in Michigan. They will work together to build a distributed manufacturing network of 300 printers.

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3 key missions for the Defense industry to scale distributed manufacturing


The US Department of Defense (DoD) just published the DoD Additive Manufacturing Strategyreport in January 2021 highlighting its significant commitment to modernize national defense systems. The French Army recently partnered with a prominent 3D printing distributor in France to deploy one of the largest 3D printing military farms in Europe focused on spare part production. The list of governments, military branches and civil protection agencies adopting additive manufacturing continues to grow at an exponential rate.

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5 keys to success in a Distributed Manufacturing model


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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