Technology advances alone are not enough to drive additive manufacturing into production workflows. But simple building blocks, such as best practices, management acceptance, and software to streamline production, can make the process of integrating additive into industrial manufacturing more seamless and direct.
The benefits of additive manufacturing have been validated by the leap into serial AM by almost every global manufacturer. But to bring additive into wider adoption, there are still several steps that have nothing to do with the intelligence of a single engineer.
Instead, it will be a result of the entire industry building structures, best practices and a shared mindset that allows companies to pull the maximum value from this new technology. Maximizing value using additive manufacturing A strong additive manufacturing business case typically saves a company 20 to 80% […]
Above: PepsiCo food, snack, and beverage product line-up/Source: PepsiCo PepsiCo turned to tooling with 3D printing...