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Manufacturing and Supply Chain Articles

3D-Printed Electronics for Agile, On-Demand Manufacturing

Efficient electronics supply chains deal with demands such as an iPhone requiring components from suppliers in over 40 countries. The production volume throughout the supply chain is usually based on sales predictions. If demand remains as expected, this works well,...

Two-Story Model Home In Belgium Was Produced In One Piece With Europe’s Biggest 3D Printer

Experts have long predicted that 3D printing will revolutionize the construction industry by making home builds cheaper, faster, and more environmentally-friendly. However, the uptake has been slower than anticipated because 3D technology to create fully-functional...

New Technique for Multi-Material 3D Printing

A multi-layer, single material print sample from a new technique invented by researchers at Columbia University that uses selective laser sintering to print objects with multiple materials at the same time.  . Researchers at Columbia flipped the laser in SLS additive...

New Multi Material 3D Printing Combines Different Metals and Ceramics into Single Part

The Fraunhofer family of German research institutes is endlessly inventing novel methods for manufacturing and supplementary technologies. The latest, this time from the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS), is a multi-material ink jetting...

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