“Digital manufacturing” describes many current technologies, from robot-based 3D printing to laser-based systems producing fully dense metal parts directly from CAD.
Sure, 3D Printing or additive manufacturing (AM) is cool new technology, and things like 3D scanning, 3D CAD, cloud, and the Internet of Things (IoT) all sound pretty sexy. You've heard that all this stuff should be considered part of the new wave of foundry technology, yet your organization doesn't have this stuff and you may be wondering what it takes to get there. Step 1: Future State — First, let’s look at the target, the end state, and then work back to where ...
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