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Long before the Covid-19 crisis reared its head, 3D printing had faced various challenges surrounding legal production, part qualification, and integration into larger assembly chains, not to mention question marks around the feasibility of scaling up to mass production. During the pandemic, these challenges were emphasized as the 3D printing of personalized protective equipment (PPE), swabs, and ventilator parts captured the world’s attention.
In part, the Covid-19 response has acted as a proving ground to reveal what needs to be put in place to deliver more resilient supply chains, digitalization, and part qualification in regards to additive manufacturing. Now, as we find ourselves in the midst of a second wave, have these learnings been put into practice in order to achieve supply chain resilience this time around, and, how could the pandemic itself shape key trends within 3D printing for the future?
In this month’s 3D Friday Talk Show, additive manufacturing software developer 3YOURMIND will bring together experts from two leading metal AM manufacturers to discuss these trends and challenges. The speakers will consider how the pandemic may have altered previous expectations of 3D printing and will discuss their visions and strategies for the future.
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