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NewsPrototype to ProductionSupply Chain
September 29, 2018

3DEO in the News: 3DEO’s Strategy to Perfect and Scale Metal AM

The central driver behind 3DEO is this: “a maniacal focus on making parts,” says Matt Sand, company president. The Gardena, California, startup is beginning to ramp up production, turning out thousands of metal 3D-printed parts per…
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Mass CustomizationStrategySupply Chain
November 7, 2017

3 Tips for Meeting Consumer Demand for Mass Customization

Manufacturers are making headway in mass customization. This is thanks to lean manufacturing, just-in-time inventory, and digital technologies like additive manufacturing. Customizable consumer products can create production choke points in traditional manufacturing models. Additive manufacturing…
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StrategySupply Chain
October 17, 2017

How Gunsmiths and Gun Shops are Surviving (and Thriving) through the “Retail Apocalypse”

Just a few months ago, Gander Mountain filed for bankruptcy—shutting down some of the largest firearms superstores in the country and proving that practically no industry is safe from what commentators are calling the “Retail…
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FirearmsSupply Chain
October 3, 2017

4 Ways 3D Printed Parts Fit Into the Firearms Supply Chain

More firearms manufacturers realize that additive manufacturing is on target for their supplier sourcing strategies. How? (more…)
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