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Metal 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

Posted by 3DEO on Jan 29, 2019 1:33:01 PM

Marty McGough, Chief Operations Officer

"3D printing is a real passion for me".

Background

Marty McGough is an innovative operations executive and process improvement professional with more than 20 years of hands-on experience applying Lean Startup and Continuous Improvement techniques to manufacturing, product design, cost reduction, system enhancement, and customer satisfaction problems for high-tech companies. He has personally introduced more than 31 products that generated over $1.1 billion in sales with gross margins of up to 45%.  He has engaged in five successful scaling or turnaround efforts with companies of various sizes.

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Topics: Quality Series, Metal 3D Printing, Team Spotlight

Posted by 3DEO on Jan 20, 2019 5:46:15 PM

Predictability of Performance

Predictability of performance is key to 3DEO’s ability to scale our operation. We make sure that our process is in control and our part output stays consistent overtime. When adding new modules or capacity, we ensure that we aren’t changing the distribution of parts. Establishing methodologies for predictability allows us to achieve nominal specs.
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Topics: Quality Series, Metal 3D Printing

Posted by 3DEO on Jan 20, 2019 5:25:17 PM

Intra+Interbuild Dimensional Accuracy

At 3DEO, we use process controls to track the quality of the part before it is completed. This allows us to catch and reduce any variability that may occur in real time. By watching these process controls, we can understand the predictability of performance and take corrective action if anything happens. 

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Topics: Quality Series, Metal 3D Printing

Posted by 3DEO on Jan 20, 2019 5:21:25 PM

Material Specs

Material specs are important to 3DEO. We hold ourselves to the highest standard so our customers can trust and rely on our products.

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Topics: Quality Series, Metal 3D Printing

Posted by 3DEO on Jan 16, 2019 2:35:58 PM

Our Measurement Process

At 3DEO, our measuring process starts with the customer. We closely review drawings to figure out what features and specs are important to the part. Our team inspects the intricate geometries of the piece to determine which tool would be the most appropriate. Using the measuring system that the customer is most familiar with, we eliminate any doubts and establish a sense of trust.

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Topics: Quality Series, Metal 3D Printing

Posted by 3DEO on Jan 16, 2019 2:34:07 PM

Traceability

3DEO takes pride in having a fully traceable manufacturing process. But why is traceability important? Because traceability means accountability.

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Topics: Quality Series, Metal 3D Printing

Posted by 3DEO on Jan 14, 2019 11:01:22 AM

What You Order Is What You Get

We’ve all heard the story -- a customer gets their first articles and loves them. They are perfect and they can’t wait to start production. But once the production parts arrive, they are completely different from the first articles.

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Topics: Quality Series, Metal 3D Printing

Posted by 3DEO on Jan 14, 2019 10:59:17 AM

What Is Quality?

There is a problem in metal 3D printing today. The problem is that the 3D printing industry doesn’t hold itself to the same standards as traditional manufacturers. When you order a part from traditional manufacturing, whether it's part 1 or part 10,000, you expect the parts to be exactly as you ordered them.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, Quality Series