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Skill development in manufacturing sector | mydigitalfc.com

Skill development in manufacturing sector | mydigitalfc.com | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
The economy of any nation is dependent on many sectors; agriculture, heavy and SME industries, physical infrastructure, energy and power, water resources and environment, civil and transportation industry, education, health...
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handverker: welcome to the future...

handverker: welcome to the future... | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
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What would you expect at the cross road of sand casting and plastic 3D printer ?  Well, you get a spare made By Sand Casting 3D Printed Parts ! Ths is how step by step ....

 

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Five Questions to Shape a Winning 3-D Printing Strategy

Five Questions to Shape a Winning 3-D Printing Strategy | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
No matter whether your company has implemented an additive manufacturing yet, consider these questions ... then get to work.
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"Complexity for free" is a 3D printing characteristic that is indeed appealing for manufacturers both on the buy and the sell side.  With double digit growth experienced in the past five years and the same pace expected for the next five years, additive manufacturing is reaching a tipping point.  It's time for all players to map out what role 3D printing could have in their firms and more broadly in their markets.

 

Here is a set a strategic questions to consider:

 

Where to start ?

 

should you start only with designing parts for 3D printing but outsourcing production Vs set up a 3D machine on the shop floor to produce existing parts or start with 3D printing prototypes ?

 

How fast should you go ?

 

Learn by yourself or partner with a service provider ?

 

How integrated should you be ?

 

The greater the vertical integration, the greater the possible competitive advantage but more control demands a larger initial effort with higher costs, greater risks and longer implementation time.

 

How to realign the organisation ?

 

Your firm organisation will be impacted depending on your answers to the previous set of questions.  3D printing is capital intensive but has low labor intensity for machine management, raw material handling and post processing.  

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Does 3D printing herald manufacturing supply chain disruption?

Does 3D printing herald manufacturing supply chain disruption? | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Paul Hardiman, Industry Forum
The public profile of 3D printing has reached a new high. On June 19 this year, Geoffrey Fowler had a whole page on the subject in the Wall Street Journal.
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3D printing will help you:

> manufacturing parts with complex designs

> manufacturing parts that require complex machining

> reducing parts weight

> speeding time to market

 

 

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Manufacturing supply chain lags 10 years behind other industries

Manufacturing supply chain lags 10 years behind other industries | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
The report showed the manufacturing industry has been slower to respond to changes in global industry, causing damage to market shares from competitors and ultimately jeopardising a firm’s bottom line.
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Manufacturing risk in Ukraine

Manufacturing risk in Ukraine | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Martyn Denton, MD, QRO Global
Large sectors of the manufacturing industry are familiar with the potential risks of operating in a challenging or unstable environment.
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How Rational Is Your Supplier Rationalization Program?

How Rational Is Your Supplier Rationalization Program? | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
As companies continue to focus heavily on reducing the spend made by their purchasing and sourcing organizations, the number of suppliers that each company utilizes has come under intense scrutiny.
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Check the 7 indicators that should make you rethink of your suppliers pool

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3D Printing – What It Really Means for Manufacturers

3D Printing – What It Really Means for Manufacturers | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
To say that additive manufacturing has boomed in recent years would be an understatement.
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World’s First 3D Printed Titanium Metal Bike Frame to make Bicycles Lighter and Cheaper

World’s First 3D Printed Titanium Metal Bike Frame to make Bicycles Lighter and Cheaper | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Using a 3D printer developed by Renishaw to print metal parts, British bicycle brand, Empire Cycles has collaborated with the additive manufacturing firm to build the world’s first 3D printed titanium metal bike frame.
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Sourcing Automotive Parts

Sourcing Automotive Parts | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Picture from DetroitNews.com Most automakers practice a sourcing technique in which their car’s parts are purchased from various countries around the world.  For example, if you ever took a look at a Toyota’s window sticker, you will notice that...
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A key auto maker vowed that over 90% of its production and operational components will be sourced from local sources. 

... Setting a new trend in sourcing ?

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Thailand: A Country With a Plan

Thailand: A Country With a Plan | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Building on its already strong manufacturing base, Thailand is positioning itself to become the center of the ASEAN Economic Community.
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A country of only 66 million people doesn't become the 17th largest global manufacturer without careful planning.

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Companies begin to move manufacturing to Cambodia

Companies begin to move manufacturing to Cambodia | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Once a top choice for offshore manufacturers, companies have begun to quietly retreat from China in favor of building factories in other Asian countries, such as Cambodia.
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Bad news for component manufacturers - Technology

Bad news for component manufacturers - Technology | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Follow @Jonny_Editor_MD To read the latest issue of Manufacturing Digital, click here A Supreme Court ruling in a long-standing patent dispute make it easier for the aftermarket to remanufacture OEM’s products without the fear of being sued could...
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When protecting IP isn't enough, what else ?

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What 3-D Printing Means for Manufacturers' Field Service

What 3-D Printing Means for Manufacturers' Field Service | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Kris Brannock, Executive Vice President, Vertical Solutions Before much longer, 3-D printing will compress the supply chain — enabling 3-D-printed parts anywhere, any time and at any quantity — and it will force a shift in...
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The 3D printing revolution you haven’t read about

The 3D printing revolution you haven’t read about | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
The 3D printing revolution is ushering in a fundamental change in the operation of manufacturing supply chains.
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Yet another 3D printing disruption you may expect:  what about the impact of 3D printing and IP ?  With the ability to print on demand parts within hours, how can OEMs ensure that their equipement is running with original parts and manufacturers ensure they are purchasing genuine replacement parts ?  Well, change is challenging as illustrtaed in this article by Antony Bourne

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Spanish Factories Boost Output

Spanish Factories Boost Output | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Production of business equipment, such as machinery, rose 2.1% and output of intermediate goods used in manufacturing, such as chemicals, climbed 2.9%.
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Back from hell ? Spanish industry ramping up for 7th consecutive month

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2014 and beyond: future manufacturing predictions

2014 and beyond: future manufacturing predictions | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
CPG companies can no longer ignore the impact of social media on consumer buying behaviour Hans-Georg Kaltenbrunner, VP of manufacturing industry strategy at JDA In the past, consumer product demand planning was solely based on factors such as...
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China Factory Activity Shrinks for Fifth Straight Month

China Factory Activity Shrinks for Fifth Straight Month | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
China’s manufacturing sector contracted in the first quarter of 2014, a preliminary private survey showed on Monday, raising market expectations for a government stimulus effort to reverse a slowing in economic growth.
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Do We Really Want to Become the ‘Re-shore Nation’?

Do We Really Want to Become the ‘Re-shore Nation’? | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Professor Janet Godsell of Warwick Manufacturing Group weighs up whether the reshoring movement would be as beneficial to the UK as believed.
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Looking behind the scene : Re-Shore Vs Right-Shore

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Manufacturing growth in Feb fastest in a year

Manufacturing  growth in Feb  fastest in a year | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Indian manufacturing activity and new orders showed their strongest growth in a year in February, according to a survey released on Monday that suggested that the worst is over for Indian factories struggling through an economic slowdown.
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3-D Printing and the Foundry: A Perfect Match | Technology content from IndustryWeek

3-D Printing and the Foundry: A Perfect Match | Technology content from IndustryWeek | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
From pattern making to direct pours, from digital files to metal parts, 3-D printing offers a range of solutions that can be implemented today as a value-added, quick-turn solution.
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China's Angst: When Low-Cost Manufacturing Dies | PTC | Mark McKay

China's Angst: When Low-Cost Manufacturing Dies | PTC | Mark McKay | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Global manufacturing is in transition. The advantage of Chinese manufacturers is slipping, and every day brings more news of another American manufacturer gaining (or recovering) a little piece of ...

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Impact of 3D printing for domestic manufacturing

Impact of 3D printing for domestic manufacturing | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Manufacturing used to be seen as an industry that required a great deal of capital, but as 3D printing takes off, companies may be able to reduce manufacturing costs while creating innovative products because it is much easier to create prototypes.
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Make or buy: When 3D printing in house is seen as an alternative to sourcing complex low volume items

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Reshoring: Beware the Hype

Reshoring is getting a great deal of hype. Some see it as evidenceof a new renaissance of American manufacturing. Some see it as hope for reducing long term unemployed.
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An enlightning view from ground level "Reshoring is almost always a differentiation play. It is rarely a cost advantage play"

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‘Tis Not the Season to Reshore… Yet | News, Investment commentary and Geopolitical analysis of China, India and emerging Asia

‘Tis Not the Season to Reshore… Yet | News, Investment commentary and Geopolitical analysis of China, India and emerging Asia | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Reshoring naysayers believe China is still the place to be Mar. 25 - Yes, most US-owned and other foreign-invested factories are still in China. This is
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