Interview Series: America Makes Future of the Supply Chain Expert Q&A
Discussion 4: Lowering Costs | How to Handle Bottlenecks
The fourth installment of the America Makes Future of the Supply Chain Q&A interview focuses on how to deal with bottlenecks after the 3D Printing process to lower the cost-per-part. Follow John Wilczynski (Executive Director, America Makes), Michael Shannon (Senior Manager, Hewlett-Packard), Lou Rassey (CEO, Fast Radius), Cullen Hilkene (CEO, 3Diligent), and Terry Wohlers (President, Wohlers Associates) on an in-depth discussion, and stay tuned for future videos in our series.
- Printing small parts in a cage, printing medium sized parts in a runner system, there’s tricks of the trade for tracking and stuff
- Companies should create standard work that is repeatable and reduce variability for a part by creating these standards, which is especially enabled now with our Industry 4.0 work taking place in the digital world.
- Innovations is taking place in this space like scanning tools that reviewed parts on a conveyer belt and, combined with A.I., identify the part and decide next steps for its path in the production process.