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Empowering Distributed Manufacturing with 3D Printing

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In the recent years, we have seen strong technological advancements in additive manufacturing. Manufacturing companies can now build on the technology to form distributed production networks to make their operations more efficient, more resilient, and more sustainable. We present a framework ensuring the right design choices and identify most suitable applications for distributed manufacturing. We address critical issues like IP protection and certification and business viability. The presentation also includes a case study of manufacturing companies starting the journey and service providers in the field.

Learning Objectives:

  • Upon completion, participants will be able to describe the current state of the 3D Printing market in terms of size and development along the entire additive manufacturing value
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to define and describe the three different dimensions of distributed manufacturing and how they can be applied in 3D printing.
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to leverage different dimensions of distributed manufacturing in 3D Printing to their advantage to boost efficiency, resilience and sustainability in their product supply process
  • Wilderich Heising, PhD
    Partner and Associate Director
    Boston Consulting Group
  • Gerret Lukas
    Director Projects, Chief Engineer
    ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing GmbH, Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL of RWTH Aachen University