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MakerVerse CEO Markus Seibold on His One-Stop-Shop for Industrial 3D Printing

3D printing networks have been a feature of the industry for some time. However, like additive manufacturing (AM) as a whole, they may not have been up to the standards…

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AMS Speaker Spotlight: The Four Must-Haves of Distributed Manufacturing: Metal 3D Printing Edition

Tali Rosman, Vice President and General Manager of Xerox Elem Additive, will be giving the topic keynote for Session 1: Additive Manufacturing for Series Production of Metal Parts at Additive…

Design for Disruption: 3D Printing Short Runs and Distributed Production

Previously in this series, we’ve looked at designing for resilience and the concept of an industrial aftermarket for all things and 3D printed spares, as well as designing for installation, maintenance,…

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Why Local Motors Failed: The Local 3D Printing Factory Myth

For close to two decades now, there has been hype about the idea of local factories. These facilities would quickly be able to make local goods, which could conform to…

RAPID + TCT 2021: Markforged Talks New Eiger Fleet 3D Printing Software

The RAPID + TCT 2021 three-day event delivered a considerable influx of products from 3D printing companies, including Markforged’s new cloud-based software solution for its printers called Eiger Fleet. In…

Boeing and Partners Establish Fully Controlled Distributed 3D Printing Network

Relying on a digital platform from Assembrix, Boeing, EOS, BEAMIT,  and 3T Additive Manufacturing have established a fully controlled distributed 3D printing network across continents. The network was able to…

Bassetti’s Antoine Jeol on MES and 3D Printing

Antoine Jeol was a co-founder of 3D printing MES company 3DTrust. He sold the company to software firm Bassetti amidst a wave of acquisitions of MES companies. This in and…

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…

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Eco Friendly 3D Printing? 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…