distributed manufacturing

3D Hubs’ 3D Printing Warehouses Introduce Quality Control and Reduced Risk

Amsterdam-based 3D Hubs started as a distributed desktop 3D printing community before moving toward becoming a 3D printing service. By adding CNC, sheet forming, and other technologies, the company is…

Open Source Grinding Machine Cuts Cost of Pellet 3D Printing

In pursuing the Distributed Recycling and Additive Manufacturing (DRAM) approach to open-source hardware development, a significant challenge lies in addressing the high cost of the compression screw component for alternative…

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The Shadow Factories of the Past: Distributed Manufacturing for a New Era

During World War 2, the United Kingdom faced supply chain disruptions as severe and unpredictable as we are experiencing today. To solve this problem they established the Shadow Scheme, creating…

3DPOD Episode 26: Decentralized Manufacturing Through 3D Printing

Distributed manufacturing is a real buzz word today. For a few years the word has been bandied about in all manner of ways in discussions about manufacturing. It has always…

Climate Disrupted: 3D Printing and Distributed Manufacturing

The concept of distributed manufacturing, which we’ve covered numerous times, could play an interesting role in a climate-disrupted world. Just as large swaths of a centralized electrical grid can suddenly…

3D Printing: A Technology of Degrowth? Part 1

Even if you’re an optimist, Earth is currently on track for an uncertain fate. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has concluded that global greenhouse gasses (GHG) need…

UK: 3D Printing the Circular Economy Through Re-distributed Manufacturing

As 3D printing revolutionizes industries around the world, it is inevitable that economies will be affected too as business models and supply chains are transformed. Researchers discuss these issues and…

How Cost Effective are 3D Printed Adaptive Aids for Arthritis Patients?

Millions of people are affected by arthritis, a chronic condition consisting of physical disability and joint pain that can negatively affect the patient’s life. But not only is the condition…

Jabil Additive Manufacturing Network, Global Expansion of Industrial 3D Printing Capacity Highlights for HP, Jabil Vision of a Digital Manufacturing Future

Jabil has established a name for itself in the additive manufacturing industry over the last several years as the technology has become an important strategic focus for the product solutions…