#SUPPLYCHAIN

Aerospace

Cumberland Additive Expands Operations to Neighborhood 91 Campus

Edited by AM Staff

Neighborhood 91 is the first development to both condense and connect all components of the AM/3D printing supply chain into one powerful production ecosystem.
#supplychain #enterprise #metal

Production

Why I Am Bullish on Additive: 3 Factors Favoring 3D Printing’s Continued Advance

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

The shortcomings are being overcome and the advantage is nothing less than freedom. Only the pace of the advance is uncertain.
#supplychain #enterprise #basics

Medical & Dental

3D Printing Brings Custom, Affordable Bone Prostheses to Thai Patients

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Meticuly was founded to provide custom bone implants for local patients in Thailand and regional countries who otherwise would be dependent on standard, imported devices. The concept could be a model for medical treatment in other emerging economies.
#supplychain #implants #metal

Design

ZVerse Launches “2D-to-3D” Automated Conversion for Part Production

Edited by AM Staff

Automation-assisted conversion generates usable 3D digital assets from legacy 2D manufacturing plans for service and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) part production
#supplychain #spareparts #software

Matsuura Launches Metal Additive Manufacturing Production Services

Edited by AM Staff

Matsuura established the Additive Manufacturing Center to promote the use of metal 3D printed parts as a solution to continuing supply chain challenges and delays.
#supplychain #metal #enterprise

Materials

Distribution Network Aims to Be the "Inventory Bridge" for Metal Powders

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Recently launched KBM Advanced Materials connects metal powder suppliers to customers in additive manufacturing, metal injection molding and more.
#supplychain #metal

Replique Develops Secure Platform for On-Demand Aftermarket Parts

Edited by AM Staff

Replique’s integrated platform combines the secure storage of designs with the on-demand and decentralized manufacturing and distribution of parts.
#spareparts #supplychain

Consumer Goods

How Tilt Hydrometer Fights Supply Chain Disruption with 3D Printing

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

The maker of a digital hydrometer for beer brewing keeps its supply chain and product flexible through selective laser sintering of a critical component.
#enterprise #supplychain #polymer

Production

How 3D Printing Answers Supply Chain Disruptions

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Essentium CEO: Production-speed additive manufacturing is “a time machine and an insurance policy.” It addresses lead time demands while providing buffer against volatility. Look for 3D printing to support injection molding in this way.
#supplychain #polymer #enterprise

Production

Shapeways Merges with Galileo Acquisition Corp.

Edited by AM Staff

Desktop Metal joins as a strategic investor, partnering with Shapeways to accelerate the addition of metals to its growing materials list.
#supplychain

Production

Materialise Acquires Option to Buy Link3D

Edited by AM Staff

Both companies offer MES-solutions that help companies streamline additive manufacturing (AM) workflows as they scale up their AM capability into volume production.
#supplychain #software

Materials

Rusal America joins Neighborhood 91 AM Campus at Pittsburgh Airport

Edited by AM Staff

Neighborhood 91 is the first development in the world to both condense and connect all components of the additive manufacturing and 3D printing supply chain into one powerful production ecosystem.
#supplychain #enterprise #metal

Profitable AM Is Not an Oxymoron

By: Timothy W. Simpson, Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design & Manufacturing

How a kangaroo, a chest implant, and the cost of argon prompted a question that led to the title for this month’s column. AM's full economic return is found in the overall product bottom line.
#supplychain #implants

Navy Awards $1.5M Contract for Meld Technology for Metal Printing, Repair

Edited by AM Staff

Program will further the Navy’s ability to support critical operations by delivering instructions and training for repair and printing of naval metal parts on site at the shipyard.
#supplychain #spareparts #metal

Production

Armor’s Additive Manufacturing Supports Railway Maintenance

Edited by AM Staff

AM proved to be the right choice for replacing a railway replacement part based on economic, technical and lead time constraints.
#spareparts #supplychain #polymer

ExOne Developing Portable 3D Printing Factory for Defense Department

Edited by AM Staff

Company awarded contract to create a special military-edition 3D printer capable of binder jet 3D printing more than 20 metal, ceramic and other powder materials into direct final products or tooling.
#supplychain #enterprise #ceramic

Production

Protolabs to Acquire 3D Hubs

Edited by AM Staff

Acquisition significantly expands customer offering with network of premium manufacturing partners for custom parts.
#supplychain #prototyping

Materials

Can the U.S. Become Self-Sufficient in Aerospace Alloy Metal Powders?

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

6K’s technology can upcycle titanium and nickel-alloy parts into additive manufacturing powder. Here is how the circular economy helps national security.
#supplychain #metal #sustainability

Consumer Goods

Angled Makes It Possible for Anyone to Launch a 3D Printed Product

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

The online store utilizes open capacity at its sister 3D printer farms for on-demand production with no startup costs, allowing designers to sell physical products as easily as digital ones.
#supplychain #polymer

Aerospace

3D Systems Develops Large, Fast Powder Metal 3D Printer for Army

Edited by AM Staff

New solution may revolutionize key supply chains associated with long-range munitions, next-generation combat vehicles, helicopters, and air and missile defense capabilities.
#supplychain #metal