Video: AM Succeeds with Executive Support
A “bottom-up” adoption of additive manufacturing often can only go so far, says EOS director of global application and consulting Güngör Kara. AM is so transformative that its impact ultimately extends beyond manufacturing and beyond a core group of adopters to bring change in the form of new opportunities to other parts of the organization as well. That is why a C-level commitment to advancing additive is valuable. Kara talks about this in the video, and also talks about supporting and keeping up momentum as the transformation proceeds.
Catalysis Additive Tooling is building a one-stop supply chain for production quantities ranging from one to one million. 3D-printed tooling and relationships are key.
The widespread outsourcing of large machine castings led a collaborative team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to tackle the machine tool supply chain. The first step? 3D print the largest cast component.
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.