SmarTech Publishing, the leading industry analyst firm covering the 3D printing/additive manufacturing sector, has just announced the launch of a new series of guides to 3D printing adoption aimed at the needs of production management deploying 3D printing in their businesses. Each of the reports in the “Production Manager’s Complete Guide” series covers a different aspect of 3D printing/additive manufacturing. For example, the first report – which has just been published – is a detailed monograph on 3D printing with metalshttps://www.smartechpublishing.com/end-user-reports/the-production-managers-complete-guide-to, one of the hottest topics in the 3DP community. The next two reports in the series will cover (1) prototyping using today’s low-cost 3D printers and (2) how to select between the many kinds of additive manufacturing technologies that are currently available. SmarTech Publishing’s other monographs in this series will appear at regular intervals and each will cover a different topic, each of vital importance to production managers who are contemplating using 3D printing in some area of their firm.
Guides for Success
Over the next decade, the implementation of additive manufacturing will be in the vanguard of the transition from traditional manufacturing to advanced manufacturing based on digital technology. Understanding the advantages and challenges that AM will present, and how to optimize the deployment of 3DP will become vital to any production manager who wants to take full advantage of the digital manufacturing revolution. SmarTech Publishing’s new series of Guides will provide such mangers with accessible entry points into the world of additive manufacturing:
- The Production Manager’s Complete Guide series is written for manufacturing and operations managers who are called on to develop and deploy strategies for additive manufacturing implementation in their company’s process workflow
- The Guides focus specifically on the requirements and practical aspects of implementing 3D printing/additive manufacturing including providing direction on equipment and technology choice, process integration and materials selection
- They seek to simplify the decision process and obtain the best production results, limiting trial and error implementation of additive manufacturing to a minimum. Our Guides also help make the decision whether additive manufacturing can serve the reader as just an approach to functional prototyping or is well suited to making tools and for actual short-run production?
The readers of these Guides will discover what additive manufacturing can offer in terms of size, speed, costs, production capabilities and automation.
From the Leading 3DP Industry Analyst Firm
The Production Manager’s Complete Guide series that SmarTech Publishing will be publishing over the coming months will cover a host of vital topics in AM that all production managers must come to understand, if they are to better able to utilize and deploy this revolutionary advanced manufacturing technology. These Guides take the strategic insider perspective that SmarTech Publishing has achieved and directs them to the needs of the production manager. Since 2013, SmarTech Publishing has published dedicated, in-depth market studies focused on additive manufacturing opportunities in the metals sector aimed at the business development and investment communities. The Production Manager’s Complete Guide series builds on our insights and insider role into the 3D printing/additive manufacturing sector to provide manufacturing media with an affordable source of necessary information to implement additive technology in factories and design shops. SmarTech Publishing has published reports on most of the important revenue opportunities in the 3D printing sector including personal printers, low-volume manufacturing, 3D printing materials, medical/dental applications, aerospace and other promising 3D market segments. Our client roster includes some of the largest 3D printer firms, materials firms and investors in the world.