Researchers from the University of Valladolid in Spain discuss ways to improve efficiency and organization in 3D printing, releasing the details of their study in the recently published ‘ Production planning in 3D printing factories .’
As 3D printing facilities become more common around the globe, it is no surprise to see challenges emerging; after all, 3D printing may be on the verge of revolutionizing industrial practices from automotive to aerospace and far beyond, but it is still relatively new.
There is no manual (yet) and solutions must be considered and implemented as obstacles present themselves. Some of the greatest benefits of 3D printing include the ability to produce parts faster and more affordably (along with the ability to print multiple parts at once), but without proper scheduling in a factory setting, the advantages begin to vaporize quickly. While traditional factory settings may run smoothly with prioritization techniques backed […]
Above: PepsiCo food, snack, and beverage product line-up/Source: PepsiCo PepsiCo turned to tooling with 3D printing...