The UK’s world class reputation for advanced engineering and manufacturing is underpinned by the thousands of vital companies supplying our sectors with materials, components, production machinery and equipment, testing equipment, and power generation equipment.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Dec 06, 2017
3D printing taking steps to make impact in the marketplace.
McKinsey & Company predicted the impact of 3D printing and direct product manufacturing could hit $500 billion annually 2025. But first, as John Hauer writes, the infrastructure for 3D printing – such as software, color capabilities, and affordable printing materials – needs to keep advancing.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 17, 2017
Three-dimensional printing of useful objects and machine parts is becoming a reality. 3D printing offers the ability to produce—both rapidly and at low cost—short runs or one-of-a-kind parts. HP’s development of HP Multi Jet Fusion technology includes new HP Jet Fusion 3D Printers and an Open Platform that will revolutionize the design, materials, manufacturing, and distribution of 3D parts to drive the digital transformation of manufacturing.
This technical white paper provides details on HP Multi Jet Fusion and HP’s strategies and vision to introduce a new era of digital manufacturing.
Today’s supply chain is, of course, the primary processing mechanism of every manufacturing company. But it’s more than that: Its multifaceted, multicompany, multinational structure makes it the most complex management challenge found in any enterprise. Supply chain management no longer means just making sure that the right resources and the right materials move to the right place at the right time.
Additive manufacturing has transformed the traditional manufacturing process, influencing various industries with the rising popularity of 3D printing. This revolutionary technology is producing a broader range of materials, faster and more efficiently than ever before — greatly impacting the product development process and adding value to businesses. This article dives deeper into the evolving role of 3D printing and how it can improve part-design flexibility, reduce lead times and create smarter, customized product designs.
Job shops often specialize in a particular metal fabrication, or a specialization around certain types of products, like fasteners or machined bar stock. They provide unique services for larger manufacturing operations such as working with unique materials, incredibly tight tolerances, the ability to generate quickly manufactured prototypes, design and CAD assistance, reverse engineering, quick-turn parts, in-house tooling, amongst other services. Some typical job shop operations include:
• Machine Builders
• Tool and Mold Shops
• Plastic Processors
• Stamping Houses
• Contract Cutters and Engravers
• Vehicle and Boat Converters
• Niche Product Manufacturers
• Furniture, Cabinet, and Display Makers