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Metal 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

Environmental Impact of Additive Manufacturing

Posted by 3DEO on Jul 25, 2018 2:34:46 PM

The notion that manufacturing and environmental health are at odds with one another has been commonly held since the Environmental movement really got going in the 1960s. Most of the time, this characterization has been true. There really is an environmental trade-off associated with industrial activity—at least in the traditional sense. Among the most damaging of these effects are:

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, Supply Chain, Traditional Manufacturing

3DEO in the News: EBN Online Article

Posted by 3DEO on Nov 7, 2017 11:12:53 AM

Future-Proof On-Demand Supply Chain with 3D Printing

How do supply chain managers keep up with the Industry 4.0 revolution that’s decentralizing production through on-demand products and technologies like 3D printing?
 
3DEO president Matt Sand gives his thoughts in an article for EBN Online where he highlights the main value proposition for 3D printing in the supply chain -- on-demand manufacturing. 
 
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Topics: Manufacturing, Metal 3D Printing, Supply Chain, Industry Trends

4 Ways Metal 3D Printed Parts Fit Into the Firearms Manufacturing Supply Chain

Posted by 3DEO on Oct 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

More firearms manufacturers realize that additive manufacturing is on target for their supplier sourcing strategies. How? Essentially, they’re banking on reducing costs by collapsing their manufacturing supply chain.


The internet was blown away a few years back with the historic announcement of the world’s first 3D-printed gun (the classic 1911 .45), leaving many firearms manufacturers and gun accessories producers wondering how (or if) metal additive manufacturing (AM) was going to affect their production models and procurement procedures.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, Firearms, Supply Chain, Procurement