14 January 2013

3D Manufacturing Makes the Impossible Possible

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It’s not something you see in just the movies – you can make a product, just by printing it out. What’s that? Don’t believe me?

It’s true. 3D manufacturing takes advanced discrete manufacturing to a whole new level. To elaborate, I found great articles on the Economist and the Washington Post that sum it up.

After reading these pieces, I came away with some key points:

Three Takeaways for 3D Manufacturing

  • Production schedules – Looking at 3D manufacturing from a schedule standpoint, I can see where this will speed up times and improve customer satisfaction. By “inking” many of the required products, say in a smartphone, you can have many of the components ready, without waiting on a supplier or others to make it.

  • Simplify product creation – No longer will creating a product include cumbersome creation – with 3D manufacturing, you can print it out. This gives advanced discrete manufacturing an edge and will help manufacturers simplify creating components, including the final product completion.

  • Reduce costs– Think about it, if you could print out the circuitry of a smartphone and embed it, without additional labor, how would that help reduce costs? It would save you a lot of time, resources and cost on inventory. Again, 3D manufacturing does make the impossible into the possible, with the help of technology that’s here, today.

Discrete manufacturing gives manufacturers an edge on costs, time and waste management for product creation and shipment. Now, add in 3D manufacturing and you have a mixture for doing the impossible.

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Luciano Cunha,
Luciano Cunha,
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) For Luciano, being responsible for To-Increase’s global sales and marketing means unleashing the company’s insight, innovation, and creativity to tell our story and help customers achieve their goals. On the road much of the time, he travels the world to meet with customers, understand their challenges and ambitions, and find the most effective ways to help them advance. Luciano develops and mentors our marketing and sales team, and creates strategies to help the To-Increase worldwide partner channel thrive and grow.

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