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Experts In Demand: Growth in Metal AM Creates Need for Professionals

The additive manufacturing industry grew 21% in 2017, as the industry expanded by more than $1.25 billion, creating new products and geometries that haven’t been done before, according to the Wohlers Report 2018. Metal Additive Manufacturing has experienced significant growth in the last year, with an 80% increase in metal AM hardware systems sold in 2017 compared with AM systems sold in 2016, according to the Report.

Smart Manufacturing: Building Talent to Accelerate a Digital Transformation

The third in the Smart Manufacturing Report series focuses on the importance of a learning culture, and how manufacturers are developing a “smart” workforce to drive business results. In this report, learn from the processes and the successes of industry leaders who’ve created high performance teams to meet the demands of the Industry 4.0 economy.

2020 Manufacturing Technology Harmonization Study

Many organizations struggle with new technology insertion into their manufacturing enterprises. SME Media conducted the Manufacturing Technology Harmonization Study to understand how companies approach this challenge of integrating smart manufacturing, big data, and both new and old capital equipment in a cost-effective and practical implementation.

Medical Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Annual Report 2018

“Medical Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Annual Report for 2018,” provides a snapshot on how the technologies are being used, where growth is expected, and a summary of some of the biggest developments from the past year. In addition, the also shares some of the challenges being addressed and updates from organizations working to expand the number of patients impacted by Am/3DP.

3D Printing Fuels the Rise of Point-of-Care Manufacturing

More than 95% of point-of-care professionals expect to see an expansion of POC manufacturing enabled by additive manufacturing, commonly called 3D printing. While healthcare providers operate in an evolving environment influenced by policy, regulations, and changing technology, 3D has shown promise to improve the patient experience.

Metal Additive Experts in Demand Executive Summary

Metal AM is not only allowing manufacturers to increase speed to market, it’s also helping them produce stronger and lighter parts, improve efficiency, reduce waste, along with reducing lead time. To maximize this potential, it is critical that the existing workforce is trained in AM technologies – whether through degree programs, engineering applications, development experience or AM experience in a project-based environment.

Smart Manufacturing: A Competitive Necessity

The Smart Manufacturing Report Series by SME helps manufacturers consider, evaluate and execute strategies to become strong competitors as the industry shifts to integrated and flexible advanced manufacturing technology and tools. Upcoming reports provide a roadmap for manufacturers who want to adopt these practices, outlining the right technologies and solutions, and how to recruit and train a “smart” workforce.

Smart Manufacturing: 7 Essential Building Blocks

The Smart Manufacturing Report Series by SME helps manufacturers consider, evaluate and execute strategies to become strong competitors as the industry shifts to integrated and flexible advanced manufacturing technology and tools. Upcoming reports provide a roadmap for manufacturers who want to adopt these practices, outlining the right technologies and solutions, and how to recruit and train a “smart” workforce.

Career Readiness for the American Workforce

SME and a coalition of national organizations that represent government, business and education have collaborated on a new white paper that highlights the need to make career readiness/development a central priority in the American education system.