Additive manufacturing may be transforming industries such as aerospace, automotive, healthcare and tooling; but a major challenge persists - how can companies produce additive powders of a robust and repeatable quality?
Every manufacturer that performs aftermarket service has one goal in mind: to prevent asset downtime and maximise equipment usage for their customers. So, what do the top 20% of firms do differently to the other 80%?
Whatever the challenges, if we look back in history, we can see that the introduction of technology repeatedly created an environment that helped to solve the problems of the day. Paul Coates urges managers to grasp the opportunities digitalisation offers today as tomorrow may be too late.
As a manufacturer, you want to drive efficiency improvements across your entire operation – innovation, design, sales, purchasing, production, distribution and service. The value contained within your data can help achieve all those objectives, and then some.
Whether they call it Industry 4.0 or “smart” manufacturing, experts worldwide are focused on how to extract data from intelligent machines and then analyse it to improve both their products and the processes used to create them.
Efficient serial production – true additive manufacturing – is the real game changer. Four case studies demonstrate how scaling up to serial 3D printing production represents a huge opportunity for manufacturers.