Category Archives: supply chain

Interview: Ivaldi launches on demand 3D printing service for maritime sector with Wilhelmsen

Advanced and additive manufacturing service bureau Ivaldi Group has partnered with Wilhelmsen, the largest maritime network in the world. Operating from a new additive manufacturing facility in Singapore, Ivaldi will provide Wilhelmsen with on-demand spare part production for ships and other maritime equipment, potentially servicing upwards of 100 vessels per day. Speaking with Espen Sivertsen, CEO of […]

FedEx launches 3D printing inventory and repair company Forward Depots

A FedEx and 3D printing venture has been expected for some time. From 3D printed drone-delivery, to on-demand bureau services, postage and shipping companies are investing in the future of additive manufacturing. In the latest news from the logistics sector, FedEx has announced that it will be launching a new, 3D printing oriented, company under […]

Mass production – is 3D printing up to the supply-chain challenge?

Trends in additive manufacturing for end-use production was a recent in-depth look at what some see as the the next phase of 3D printing. 3D printed sneakers, custom-fit insoles, clothing and toys  – commercial 3D printing – are often the subject of hype surrounding 3D printing’s integration into the supply chain. There are many big […]

3D printing on demand startup mything awarded €2.1 million

In the ongoing quest to search for a more efficient supply chain, 3D manufacturing startup aims to connect potential customers with designers and local manufacturers to provide them with custom-made 3D printed objects. After securing €2.1 million from Vienna-based KaPA Ventures, mything is set to launch this autumn. More about mything The mything platform […]

Jabil becomes first commercial customer of DragonFly 2020 3D printer

3D printed electronics company Nano Dimension (NASDAQ: NNDM) has announced its first commercial partnership with global manufacturing services firm Jabil (NYSE: JBL). The agreement is the start of Nano Dimension’s aforementioned sales transition period outlined by company CEO Amit Dror alongside Q2 2017’s financial results. Rapid adoption of new manufacturing technologies In a bid to […]

DiManEx raises $2.7million for additive manufacturing supply chain platform

DiManEx, headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is a company dedicated to optimizing its customers’ supply chains through digitization, and identifying potential savings using 3D printing. In series A funding the young company, founded in 2015, has raised $2.7 million to extend the product for a fast-growing customer base. Transforming the supply chain The self-professed goal of […]

The future of 3D printing for the supply chain by Len Pannett

This is a thought leadership article in our series looking at the future of 3D printing. Len Pannett is an operational strategy consultant at Visagio Ltd, where he helps organisations to realize their operational aspirations.  He is a specialist in the impact of 3D printing on supply chains, and is a founder of The […]

KPMG industry 4.0 report urges companies to “be bolder” with digital manufacturing

Professional service company and auditor KPMG has released a report aiming to debunk myths about the progress of Industry 4.0 (i4.0), and encourage more manufacturers …