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Topic: Industry

5 Ways Additive Manu Production Lowers Costs for Automotive #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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Metal 3D Printing #2: Healthcare and Architecture

In our previous post we discussed the current use cases of metal 3D printing in the aerospace, defense, and automotive industries, and the growth that metal AM technologies are bringing into these sectors. This post focuses on healthcare and architecture, the other two industries that are being fundamentally changed by the adoption of metal AM.

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Metal 3D Printing #1: Aerospace & Automotive

Much of the current news about 3D printing revolves around the rapidly expansion of applications for a singular class of materials: metal. As the advances in 3D metal technology enable new use cases, metal AM is driving the progression of advanced manufacturing into new industrial applications. These innovative developments in all manufacturing sectors  are expected to grow exponentially in the next ten years. All industries will increase profitability by improving cost-effectiveness and efficiency of their production processes.

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Part Inventory Overload for Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing is already impacting every major production industry - from automotive to aerospace - because for the first time, the technology enables the production of individualized parts without increasing manufacturing cost per piece. From GKN to Boeing, business across the globe are investing in AM to get an early access to the benefits this innovative technology provides.

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Why the US Economy Needs 3D Printing More than Ever

The United States is a world leader in additive manufacturing. A majority of the top AM companies are based in the US, but a shrinking workforce of skilled laborers has led to uncertainty about the expansion of AM. Throughout the US, educational environments are shifting and the government has renewed funding for advanced manufacturing to ensure that the 3D printing industry achieves its potential and benefits the US economy.

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US Leads 3D Printing with a Major Potential for Growth

Every year, innovation strengthens additive manufacturing’s foothold within the global economy. But even with the steady growth of the current market share, there still exists a vast potential for expansion, especially in the United States, which is expected to remain at the forefront of AM in the coming years. The American automotive, medical, dental, and aerospace sectors stand out as key factors in the major growth potential.  

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Bio-printing, Bio-inks and organ donation

Interview

Lutz Kloke, an expert in bio-printing and the Founder of Cellbricks, a Berlin based company, gives us an insight into the status of  technology, the legal gaps, public acceptance of the practice, and his vision for the near future.

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ISS: 3D Printing in Zero Gravity

Interview

How 3D printing technology is adapted for use in space?  "Made In Space is working on expanding this technology to other realms of on orbit manufacturing, including the construction of large-scale structures in free space by Archinaut." During an exclusive interview with 3YOURMIND Made in Space's Product Strategist, Harrison Pitman gave us insight to Zero Gravity production.

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How Do Space Companies Benefit 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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How top space companies are profiting from 3D Printing

Aerospace companies are poised for significant gains by integrating additive manufacturing. They benefit from reducing weight at every opportunity so lightweight components make a huge difference in cost and feasibility for space. Remote, on-demand and small batch production are also significant factors for space travel. And the real future is in producing new components directly in space from other parts.

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