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19/ November 2019
3D printing has arrived for rail. It’s time to get on board. | Blueprint
3D printing is an industrial-grade tool that rail transportation providers can and should be leveraging to secure their supplies of service parts, create tools that help maintenance and operations, and to enhance safety and customer experience.
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Blog
19/ November 2019
3D printing has arrived for rail. It’s time to get on board. | Blueprint
3D printing is an industrial-grade tool that rail transportation providers can and should be leveraging to secure their supplies of service parts, create tools that help maintenance and operations, and to enhance safety and customer experience.
Webinar
06/ April 2020
Deploying and Sustaining AM in your Organization
For many applications and industries, the benefits of additive manufacturing are well-defined. Design freedom, flexible manufacturing, hyper personalization to name a few. The temptation is with such well-defined benefits, all it takes to make additive work within a business is to buy a machine and materials. In fact, for additive to be transformational, the entire business must buy into additive; from the boardroom to the factory floor. Spend 60 minutes with Blueprint and you’ll come away armed with the tools you need to adopt additive within your organization.
Webinar
16/ March 2020
Webinar: Dealing with Unavoidable Inaccuracies in 3D Printing
3D printing has turned the engineering world upside down, enabling previously impossible geometries and collapsing lead times. Something 3D printing is inherently not very good at? Part accuracy. In this first of three webinars on Thinking Additively, David Busacker, engineering consultant from Blueprint, dives deep into some of the unavoidable inaccuracies of 3D printing. He also provides viewers clear tactics on how to deal with these inherent constraints to “digital tooling” in order to design accurate, strong 3D printed parts.
Blog
10/ February 2020
What does 2020 hold for the world of 3D printing?
The new year brings a fresh beginning, resolutions, and of course predictions. At Blueprint, we work with executives and engineers across the 3D printing industry and beyond. Based on our conversations and industry insight, here’s our perspective on what to expect in 2020.
Blog
02/ February 2020
The 3 reasons your 3D printed parts are so expensive
It’s 2020, and additive manufacturing has finally emerged as a mature technology for production in a growing number of sectors. This post explores three ways that bad DFAM is holding up the profitability of many additive manufacturing programs.
Blog
27/ January 2020
CES 2020 shows us what the end of the consumer 3D printing hype cycle looks like
Is consumer 3D printing dead? Oliver Smith, our lead innovation consultant, makes the argument it was never alive to begin with. The entry-level 3D printer market is seeing continued growth, but this success has been, and continues to be, driven not by casual consumers as was predicted, but professionals, businesses and institutions. In this piece, we chart the history of the hype to discover how the Wall Streets and Wireds of the world got it wrong, how the early start-ups rode the wave and got it just right, and how we learnt that desktop printers belong in factories, studios and labs, not living rooms.
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