Facing obstacles to profitability in metal AM: An Operational Excellence perspective
Just as Design for AM demands an entirely new mindset to be truly effective, understanding efficient AM machine utilisation in order to drive profitability also requires a major shift from conventional practices.
In the article published in the MetalAM Magazine Vol. 6 Summer issue 2020, page 147, Magnitude Innovations’s Matt Tusz, Founder and CEO, and Caterina Pampolari, Business Development Manager, explore operational and financial losses in metal Additive Manufacturing. They offer advice on how to overcome these growth barriers through production efficiency and profitable pricing strategies, with a focus on Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement.
Link to the full issue – you can find us on page 147
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