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Will 2025 see the Manufacturing Sector Dwell in Additive Manufacturing Ecosystem?

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Will 2025 see the Manufacturing Sector Dwell in Additive Manufacturing Ecosystem?

The genome of Additive manufacturing have strengthen the Society in terms of converting ideas into products, ready to be practically launched within a very short span of time. The Manufacturing sector is reinvigorating in terms of adapting additive manufacturing technologies. Business setups in the near future will emphasize largely on 3D Printing technology to upgrade product design and development. Rapid prototyping of parts can create products to ensure quality that the consumer expects is actually being met during the build process. This becomes a vital part in terms of budget allocation for small business set ups.

Rethink-Re Design-Reprint:

A new product or an existing product- constant monitoring in terms of product design as an outcome of customer feedback is the call of the hour. A digital thread which takes in physical manufacturing process in the loop to recreate the product design is what Industries are likely to adapt. Additive Manufacturing methods offer you flexibility in terms of accommodating
modifications in design with great ease.

Creation of prototype is a process of 24 hour design cycle: design at work, print 3D parts overnight, dispatch for testing, upon customer feedback tweak the design, and the cycle keeps repeating. A hopping increase in the additive manufacturing services of almost 40% every year, clearly signifies the commercial potential of 3D printing in terms of mass personalization

Gradually with manufacturing exodus the Global market is witnessing a paradigm shift in terms adapting Technological innovation. Engineering expertise has taken the pilot sit and companies are adapting newer and faster manufacturing methods. 2015 marked demand for Additive Manufacturing technologies largely in automotive industries, consumer products, business and industrial equipment, aerospace and prototyping which shall really catch up faster to a CAGR growth of 21.8% within the term of 2019-2025, as reported in Allied Market Research

Increase in expenditure on final part production as reported by Wohler’s associates in the year 2020 is a clear marking of trend of Manufacturing Sector to scale up production while adapting Additive manufacturing technologies.

Additive Manufacturing Ecosystem in a nut shell

Havard Business Review states that “The ecosystem now includes an array of contract printers, consultants, and suppliers of software and quality-control scanning systems along with makers of printers and materials” Manufacturing by additive manufacturing is the plunge to be taken
by most of the Industries whilst
summing up stratum of decisions at various levels of management.

Less Inventory-Manufacturing Onshore
Gone are the days to order and wait for parts to reach you with a long time gap, huge transportation charges, and shipping faults. Creation of local hubs to manufacture parts is the key advantage. Additive Manufacturing, at your door step offers solution to strengthen supply chain system by creating local hubs. Part complexity addressed with ease leads to increased
lead time hence boosting the entire production process. The ideas of devoting acres of shelving to vast inventories are kept at bay. Companies are
envisioned to turn hub warehouses into mini-factories accepting challenge to produce and deliver customized parts to customers as and when required

Integrating Electronics into the system
With a capability to print electronic circuit and components like antennae and sensors embedded onto the walls of objects, the requirement of post assembly has been largely reduced. The latest breakthrough in terms of printing antennas working at different band-with and reconfigurable design has been reported by Harris Corp. in 2019, which can prove its potential in impacting precision machinery configurations largely utilised in defence and satellite services. The flexibility of systems in terms of customization or fragmentation in many product categories provides a new dimension of manufacturing especially for the defence equipment manufacturers and medical equipment manufacturers.

Additive Manufacturing for End-Use Parts
Ease to manufacture End-Use Parts has boosted largely the automotive sector in terms of part assembly requirement. Based on reports, major automobile companies like BMW and Honda, are adapting manufacturing of many industrial tools and end-use car parts in their factories and dealerships. In the month of January 2020 Boeing 777X set its first flight with more than 300 3D printed parts paved a success way for the entire Aviation industry to work in terms of adapting additive manufacturing processes.

Outsource 3D Printing Services
With small investments setting up a manufacturing unit is no more a dream. How about a platform of technological data exchange like in terms of design data and product realisation? Any person can create design sitting at any part of the world and in terms of design realisation there are hubs where the product can be outsourced. Large Companies vie on developing platforms connecting small companies to build and connect. The flattening cost curve of 3D printers will further open up scope to get the job done without even owning multiple set ups. The future clearly lies in contemplating high standard product quality while fostering
innovation. The bottom up approach for manufacturing adapted is predicted to redesign the entire canvas.
Adapting Additive Manufacturing technology for a Company is a mere time taken by it to put a toe in the water and start experiencing, once the benefit of manufacturing flexibility bask in they will definitely dive in deep!

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