March/April 2019 ISSUE

March 2019 | Digital Edition
COVER STORY

What Your CEO Needs to Know About Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing promises to affect far more than manufacturing alone. When evaluating AM, the perspective needed is the view that sees the impacts all across the enterprise.  
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FEATURES

Tooling

3D-Printed Tooling and the Mindset Change at Pella

For the window and door maker, 3D printing for tooling and machine components is “not just another tool, but a whole other toolkit.” However, winning widespread acceptance and understanding was the most important challenge.


Production

Niche Manufacturer Discovers How Additive and Amazon Go Together

The economics of 3D printing allow for cost-effective production of niche products, and Amazon Prime offers a way to distribute them. The Periscope Case is one company’s first venture into an all-new model aimed at bringing products to market that would never have been profitable before.