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3D Printing Drives Growth In On-Demand Manufacturing

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Author: Carolyn Schwaar

Topics: Additive Manufacturing, Cloud Manufacturing

Organizations: Fast Radius, Fathom

This new breed of on-demand digital manufacturing company is highly invested in software and digitally driven manufacturing technologies, such as industrial 3D printing. They not only promise faster and more efficient part manufacturing locally, but digital solutions that enable cost-saving product innovations and accelerated time to market for nearly any type of product.

The company’s newest microfactory on Chicago’s Goose Island features industrial 3D printers from Carbon and HP along side digitally integrated CNC machines, as part of Fast Radius’ Cloud Manufacturing Platform. The microfactory will produce component parts for companies across industries including electric vehicles, medical and healthcare devices, and consumer goods. The World Economic Forum named Fast Radius one of nine best factories in the world implementing “technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution” or Industry 4.0.

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Going Glocal: What is Glocality and How Can Cloud Manufacturing Help?

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Topics: cloud manufacturing, Glocalization

Organizations: Kreatize

Glocalization is a combination of the words “globalization” and “localization.” It is used to describe a service or product that is made and distributed globally, but adjusted to better accommodate the customer in a local market. For manufacturing, it is when global hardware companies produce locally to better meet demand.

Read more at Kreatize Blog

What is an Additive Manufacturing Execution System?

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Topics: cloud manufacturing, manufacturing execution system

Organizations: Plex

Additive manufacturing (AM) is the industrial production name for 3D printing. Using computer aided design (CAD) or 3D object scanners, additive manufacturing allows for the creation of three-dimensional objects by depositing materials, usually in layers. As production continues to grow and additive manufacturing industrializes, manufacturers require effective strategies to help them manage their additive manufacturing workflows.

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MacroFab: Driving The Cloud-Based Transformation Of Electronics Manufacturing

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Author: Marco Annunziata

Topics: cloud manufacturing

Vertical: Semiconductor, Computer and Electronic

Organizations: MacroFab

The company brings cloud-based, manufacturing-as-a-service (MaaS) solutions to the electronics industry. On its platform, companies can upload component designs, obtain quotes, place orders and follow the progress towards delivery. Companies can price and order a wide range of parts and products, from printed circuit boards (PCB) to fully assembled and packaged electronics products.

Read more at Forbes