Additive Manufacturing

If you haven’t adopted 3D Printing or Additive as a manufacturer, your competition has. Purdue MEP can help guide you through adoption and resource planning.

Additive Manufacturing Assessments:

Purdue MEP’s new Additive Manufacturing Assessment starts with a preliminary phone call with companies interested in learning how Additive can help their business grow and become more efficient. This meeting will focus on what companies are trying to accomplish with AM and why. Our team will then come on-site and review the plant floor or part library to get a better understanding of possible opportunities and challenges that may arise while adopting Additive Manufacturing.

Our team offers a solution-based approach will be taken with the company, showcasing all relevant technologies, materials, supporting software and post processing systems available. Integration through outsourcing is a recommended way to familiarize a company with a specific technology and/or material prior to investing in a new system.

Our "Additive Mfg in a Box" will come along and display a dozen or more parts built with 3D Printing. These sample parts available from multiple technology platforms, materials, and companies. This allows the company to evaluate application fit for each client based on these parts, and the chance to view and feel the textures, finishes, and durometers available.

Objectives:

• Integrate Additive Manufacturing within the shop floor
• Integrate Additive Manufacturing into the supply chain
• Create new business models centered around Additive Manufacturing

Deliverables:

A detailed report covering client applications and other opportunities discovered during the initial site visit. The report will provide recommendations based on the following:

• Best Fit Technology
• Training and resources required
• ROI and Payback Period
• Make vs. Buy Analysis (adopt internally vs. outsource)

Want to learn more? Watch our webinar!

Additive Manufacturing Consulting:

Additive Manufacturing Consulting is available to clients seeking assistance with the following:

• Machine troubleshooting
• Machine operator training
• Design services
• Material selection and testing
• Make vs. buy analysis
• Technology research

Objectives:

• Integrate Additive Manufacturing within client's design approach
• Improve machine throughput and operator performance 
• Improve part performance and/or overall cost
• Alleviate supply chain strain through dual manufacturing methods 

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Why these services are Important:

Adopting Additive Manufacturing can help reduce lead times, improve speed to market, ignite employee-driven innovations, reduce non-value added costs, and mitigate supply chain issues.

Over 40% of product and service revenue in Additive Manufacturing is end-use part production, ten years ago it was only 4%.

Our team offers a solution-based approach, showcasing all relevant technologies, materials, supporting software, and post processing systems available. Integration through outsourcing is another offering, which familiarizes a company with a specific technology and/or material prior to investing in a new system.

How These Services will help Businesses?

Reduce lead times, improve speed to market, ignite employee-driven innovations, reduce non-value added costs, mitigate supply chain issues, etc.

Audience:

Engineers, Plant Managers, President, Continuous Improvement Director

Statistics:

If you haven’t adopted 3D Printing or Additive as a manufacturer, your competition has. We’re here to help guide you through making the best decisions when it comes to adoption and resource planning.

Over 40% of product and service revenue in Additive Manufacturing is end-use part production, 10 years ago is was only 4%!

The industry itself accounted for $7 billion in global revenues, projected to be $35 billion in five years!

Contact us today to see how we can help!

Contact

Kyle Squillace
Kyle Squillace
Technology Acceleration Specialist
317-558-9938
317-373-3910
kbsquill@purdue.edu

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