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« Shifting mindsets »

We’ve reached that time again… The end of the year is upon us and as usual, we reflect on what it means for the AM industry. In this last edition of 3D ADEPT Mag for 2023, we can’t help but see how our mindsets are changing. For a long time, we have been focusing on demonstrating the advantages of AM across industries. Today, demonstrating it is not enough. As corporate leaders spend much of their time seeking the right strategies to grow and adapt to changing conditions, it is crucial to assess the different ways of thinking about our industry’s problems.

The truth is, coming to AM is one thing, staying and growing in this market is another one – which requires addressing a fundamental question that goes straight to mindsets: “What changes do you need to make in your assumptions to develop a strategy that will meet your goals?”

Exclusive features

2023: Additive Manufacturing, for better or worse (Part 1)

The Additive Manufacturing market is struggling to survive. This review explains why.

10 technology highlights of 2023 that shaped the Additive Manufacturing world (Part 2)

Discover 10 important technology highlights that have marked this year. Hopefully, they will provide some food for thought on how you should approach 2024.

Opinion: 5 reasons why you should invest in trade media

Reflection regarding the role of trade media is of paramount importance with the growing number of newcomers that turn stealth mode off in the AM industry.

Business: Lease? Buy? Subscribe? The pros and cons of different acquisition models of industrial 3D printing equipment.

Once you know Additive Manufacturing is the right path for you, the next step can be quite intimidating. What’s most intimidating here is the cost consideration that appears at many levels of the decision-making process.

Software

Identifying defects in metal 3D-printed parts can lead to up to 70% savings in production costs. Materialise explains how and why.

As part of the additive production of a critical medical component, a defect identified after the post-processing phase made the team lose one HIP cycle, one day of post-processing and quality inspections, not to mention time and money. Analyzing layer images could help to prevent this. The problem is that with thousands of layer images to analyze when searching for errors, it’s easy to miss a critical defect that will result in the non-validation of a part. For good reason: the process is laborious and exhausting for the engineer whose eyes can get tired during the analysis, and data are subjected to different interpretations. To address these challenges, the team at Materialise has developed a solution that could help engineers identify critical defects in a matter of seconds: the Materialise Quality & Process Control (QPC) Layer Analysis software.

Guest column | Lack of female engineers: why are we still having the conversation?

With reports of only 18% of women in engineering roles in Germany, just under 9% in the US and around 16% in the UK, the question repeatedly being asked is whether the industry is doing enough to encourage females into the engineering profession? With an ongoing skills gap in the sector, there is still a sentiment that an increased effort needs to be made to attract women into the engineering field – and retain them. Susan Brownlow speaks to two successful female engineers within the additive manufacturing department at international technology company, Linde, to get their perspectives. 

12 3D printing ventures that turned stealth mode off in 2023

Every year a range of new companies venture into the Additive Manufacturing industry. In the list of this year’s newcomers, one notices that the growing trend around companies that focus on AM-dedicated applications continues.

Key takeaways from partner events in 2023 and a glimpse into 2024

To help you prepare for next year, we have asked 6 of our partner events to share the highlights of their 2023 event and what will make their event worthy to be attended in 2024.

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