The AM boom has spurred the creation of thousands of new companies. This rapid growth is expected to continue in coming years, but for every company that’s launched there are others dying out; unable to adapt to the constantly evolving business landscape.
“How can a company sustain success as the AM industry matures?”
This presentation explores that question in depth, shedding insight on topics including AM workforce development, evolving quality standards, investing in emerging manufacturing technology and much more.
These concepts are illustrated through real world examples shared by Chris Joest, President of a 74 year-old Advanced Manufacturing company with two metal AM systems installed. In addition to a number of modern AM specific examples (including a focus on the importance of hybrid manufacturing – the marriage of additive and subtractive manufacturing techniques), Chris draws important parallels between the dawn of CNC machining and the current state of the AM industry.
The insights about the relationship between innovation and long-term success are relevant to any individual or business operating in the AM industry.
- Understand the impact disruptive manufacturing technologies have historically had on the industry
- Understand the importance of innovation as part of a strategy for sustained growth
- Apply principles learned about long term business growth to their own businesses