07 December 2018 10:23
Additive manufacturing is powering the shift towards distributed, digital manufacturing. The ability to produce parts from digital files opens up new and exciting opportunities for agile manufacturing, from virtual inventories to on-demand, localised production.    The agile, lean manufacturing approach facilitated by AM is understandably appealing. With traditional manufacturing, storing and maintaining physical inventories of spare and replacement parts can be incredibly costly. It's can also be impractical - for parts that are out of production or have become obsolete, for example, companies are left with stock that can no longer be ...