3D printing is a way for traditional manufacturing to become less expensive and more efficient.  If a company strategizes and does research on where 3D printing can truly benefit them, they could save a significant amount of time and money and decrease the amount of waste and costs. Jim Williams of Quickparts along with Tim Shinbara of the Association for Manufacturing Technology, have identified several ‘Pillars of Affordability’ that additive manufacturing can deliver. These pillars will form the backbone of your additive manufacturing strategy and allow your entire manufacturing operation to benefit from additive manufacturing in ways that make sense, save money and build productivity.



Read the recent article by Jim on this topic in IndustryWeek magazine.?