Metal additive manufacturing continues to gain momentum as more organizations start exploring the technology for the first time.
Those tentative steps often involve prototyping or turning to service bureaus to produce one-off, difficult-to-find replacement parts. However, the shift to full-scale commercial production is another matter altogether.
Organizations embarking on the industrialization phase of their additive journeys often encounter a similar set of industry barriers.
If not tackled correctly, these barriers and their key variables – machines, process, powder, and parts – might derail your additive strategy.
The path to serial additive production requires careful planning, patience, awareness of potential pitfalls, and meticulous attention to detail – but, if done correctly, can also have enormous benefits, such as shorter production lead times, cost savings, consolidated part counts, reduced waste, improved sustainability, and a simplified supply chain.
In this industry playbook, we share some lessons learned on our own additive journey to help others as they take steps to shift to industrialization.
When you’re ready to turn complex into your competitive advantage, the pioneers in full metal additive production are ready to help.