Cumberland Additive Expands Operations to Neighborhood 91 Campus

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Matsuura Launches Metal Additive Manufacturing Production Services

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


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

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


How Tilt Hydrometer Fights Supply Chain Disruption with 3D Printing

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


How 3D Printing Answers Supply Chain Disruptions

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


Shapeways Merges with Galileo Acquisition Corp.

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


Materialise Acquires Option to Buy Link3D

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


Rusal America joins Neighborhood 91 AM Campus at Pittsburgh Airport

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

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

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


Armor’s Additive Manufacturing Supports Railway Maintenance

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

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


Protolabs to Acquire 3D Hubs

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

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