Additive Manufacturing: Is now the time for industry to embrace 3D printing?

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For many within the mainstream audience, COVID-19 was perhaps 3D printing’s watershed moment as it came to the fore to address supply chain issues that hampered the provision of vital PPE and medical equipment.

At the same time, for manufacturers large and small the technology demonstrated its agility as a strategic tool to help solve supply chain complexities and increase production flexibility during the pandemic.

With the ripple effect from supply chain issues felt early last year still being felt today and the likelihood that Brexit – despite being overshadowed in the news for the last several months – will be another issue that impacts many manufacturing companies for years to come, we will discuss the opportunities for those companies that are already deploying, or thinking of deploying, AM within their manufacturing operations.

Joining MM editor Chris Beck is an expert panel, who explore what manufacturers should consider when it comes to effectively deploying AM to increase efficiencies throughout the entire workflow, while decreasing the vulnerability of the production chain. The panel consists of:

Yann Rageul, Head of Manufacturing for Europe, Middle East and Africa at leading global AM solutions provider, Stratasys.

Carlos Zwikker, chief commercial officer at AM-Flow, a developer of advanced manufacturing solutions that drive the digitalisation and automation of AM processes post-production.

Lee-Bath Nelson Co-founder and VP Business at Israel-based LEO Lane, which via its cloud-based SaaS solution, helps companies to safely use digital inventories and protect their IP by enforcing a consistent, repeatable, secure and trackable digital supply chain for AM.