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Barriers & Solutions to Industrializing Additive Manufacturing

Barriers & Solutions to Industrializing Additive Manufacturing

A Complimentary CIMdata Educational Webinar with James White, Director, Additive Manufacturing Strategy Consulting Practice, CIMdata

June 14 2018
11:00  EDT | 08:00  PDT | 17:00 CEDT

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Do any of the following statements sound a little too familiar?
  • AM takes too long, traditional manufacturing is faster.
  • The results are unreliable and not repeatable.
  • AM is too expensive for mainstream production.
  • The re-design for AM takes too long, we don’t have the time or funding to re-invent an existing product.
  • The learning curve is steep. We already know how to use traditional methods; why risk change?

Huge advances have been made over the past five years to bring the prospect of final production ready AM parts closer. Numerous examples prove that it is possible but at what cost? How much investment in human labor, capital equipment, R&D effort, and acquisitions must be made before getting those precious few AM parts? And can we be sure that the AM parts are authentic; manufactured by the OEM and approved by the regulatory body? Who are the players and what can they offer? In this Webinar CIMdata will explore the Industrial AM landscape identifying barriers and outlining some opportunities.

What will I learn by attending this webinar?
  • You will learn how to decide when the right time is, which is the right part, and how to cut over into AM production.
  • You will learn how engineers can rethink their approach to engineering design for better AM results.
  • You will learn what’s out there in terms of help, equipment, and software to bring early success.
  • You will learn how security and traceability can be implemented easily, in order to remove the risk of depending upon Tribal Knowledge.
Join us for this webinar if you want to:
  • Learn more about when an AM prototype becomes a low volume production part.
  • Learn about functional design. How can a computer know how to make a better design than an engineer?
  • Learn more about the idea that AM information is stored as tribal knowledge in people’s heads and in Windows folders.
  • Learn more about the AM landscape; what’s available and how do you choose elements like software solutions, hardware, and materials.
  • Learn how AM can impact your organization.
Who should attend?
  • CFO's
  • VP's of Engineering, Manufacturing, and Strategy
  • Product planners and managers
  • PLM team leaders
  • CAD department managers and CAD engineers
  • Manufacturing engineers
  • IT leadership
  • Manufacturing financial analysts.

During the webinar you’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions about the topics discussed.


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