Slow and Steady Wins the 3D Printing Race

Four steps for a careful, committed implementation

A fuel nozzle from GE that will revolutionize aviation, thanks to a partnership between GE and the US Air Force. Beautiful ceramics that rival fine art found in any museum across the globe. Gourmet food items; homes created in less than a day for a fraction of traditional costs that could help stop the housing crisis.

3D printing wields power and creates opportunities. And for companies working in the manufacturing of goods, it brings added value and the potential for exponential growth. It can boost productivity, expand reach and serve as a force of immense creative energy and business expansion.

But when implementing 3D printing, it’s important to have a plan. The additive manufacturing industry has grown so quickly over the past decade that it’s easy to want to jump straight into the deep end and bring its agility to your business. And in the wake of COVID-19, when the strength and efficacy of 3D printed solutions have been tested under fire and shown themselves to be truly innovative and effective, it’s understandable that a manufacturer would want to establish additive manufacturing as part of their production plan, and establish it fast.

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