supply chain resilience

AM Data Slice: 3D Printing Materials to Reach $3.9B in 2024

“AM Data Slice” from Additive Manufacturing Research (“AMR”) is a regular segment that offers readers an insightful dive into the additive manufacturing (AM) landscape, showcasing pivotal statistics and trends derived from…

3D Printing & the Military: It Takes a Village to Make a Nuclear Bomb

In previous installments in this series, we explored how the U.S. military is preparing to utilize additive manufacturing (AM) technologies. Then, in another article, we discussed the idea that possessing…

How Will 3D Printing Impact Supply Chain Resilience in 2024?

At the end of 2023, the Biden Administration announced the development of a task force dedicated to supply chain resilience. A month later, the Department of Defense (DoD) published its…

ExxonMobil and BP Latest Energy Giants to Join Fieldnode’s Digital Parts Inventory Project

In January 2023, a group of five oil & gas giants — ConocoPhillips, Equinor, Shell, TotalEnergies, and Vår Energi — signed an agreement to participate in the development of a…

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3D Printing Resilience: the Case of Fiber Lasers

Since at least 2020, additive manufacturing (AM) has become more and more synonymous with the concept of supply chain resilience. In 2024, there is almost guaranteed to be a striking…

Scanning for Planning: How 3D Scanning Contributes to Supply Chain Resilience

The week after Thanksgiving, the Biden administration provided the world with major insight into what will be driving the White House’s activities in 2024 (beyond Biden’s campaign for reelection). The…

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Biden Admin Announces Flurry of Reshoring Actions, Including Council on Supply Chain Resilience

Yesterday, I posted about the over $6 billion in new funding for US advanced manufacturing related to batteries and semiconductor packaging announced by the Biden administration to be awarded in…

Oerlikon Expands AM Footprint with Fourth Metal 3D Printer from 3D Systems

The roots of the Swiss tech group Oerlikon date back to the 1850s, when the first pieces of the business were being established, including Leybold Vacuum in Cologne and the…

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Consumers Overwhelmingly Support More Investment in 3D Printing-Driven Reshoring, Survey Says

As the additive manufacturing (AM) sector has accelerated its shift into scale-up mode, the increased activity has simultaneously catalyzed an AM info boom. Still, much of the publicly available data…

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US and Australia Form Clean Energy Pact as WTO Head Calls for “Reglobalized” Supply Chains

Amidst the G7 summit in Hiroshima last weekend, CNBC interviewed the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, concerning her general outlook on the current state of international…

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Says US Needs to Strengthen Defense Industrial Base

At the recent Defense Logistics Agency [DLA] Supply Chain Alliance Conference and Exhibition in Richmond, Virginia (5/3-5/4), head of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and former deputy secretary of…

Ethical 3D Printing: The Bomber Will Always Get Through

Supply chain resilience via additive manufacturing (AM) is a wonderful thing, especially if you’re an outside nation, like North Korea. Supply chain resilience has become buzz word, but is also…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: February 5, 2023

There are plenty of webinars this week, including one on supply chain resiliency, another on SLA product development, one about 3D printing and robotics, and more. There are also a…

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3D Printing Central to White House’s New National Strategy on Advanced Manufacturing

On Friday, October 9, 2022, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released the National Strategy for Advanced Manufacturing (NSAM). It is the second update to A National Strategic…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: September 11, 2022

We’ve got several in-person events to tell you about in today’s roundup, as SMASIS, IMTS, and more will be held this week. Webinars will focus on topics including post-processing, using…

Metal 3D Printing at AMS 2022: Series Production of Metal Parts

Last week we held our annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies (AMS) summit, co-hosted with SmarTech Analysis, and after going virtual last year due to the pandemic, it was great to be…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: May 1, 2021

We started this weekly roundup of webinars and virtual events almost exactly one year ago, to give you a quick, easy way to sift through the increased amount of online…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, October 11, 2020

We’ve got another busy week of webinars and virtual events coming your way! Read on to learn more about what’s available this week. Science in the Age of Experience Over…

Potential Scenarios for 3D Printing Supply Chain Resilience

Recently on the 3DPod, we discussed supply chain resilience with HP’s Ramon Pastor. He mentioned that he believes that cost-driven supply chains are a thing of the past. He said…