The logistics industry gears up for 3D printing. 3D printing (also known as Additive Manufacturing) is on the cusp of the mainstream for manufacturing consumer products. Shipping companies like FedEx are therefore investing in new depots and services to capitalise on the enormous potential - and challenge - posed by 3D printing . Under the name of FedEx Forward Depots, the company is dedicated to customised, convenient and intuitive services.
High-value industries like automotive and aerospace already benefit from the short lead times offered by additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing is a disruptive phenomenon that will have a game-changing effect on the world of manufacturing. Logistics providers recognise this and are acting now.
The mighty Amazon is also preparing for the advent of Additive Manufacturing. Recent press shows that the company has designs on a process for customers to order products for custom 3D printing. Customers would, hypothetically, be able to select products from an online catalogue and Amazon would 3D print them to order. This would offer huge savings in warehouse and logistics costs for Amazon. It would offer faster turnaround for their customers as well.
Fluxaxis is in the vanguard of Additive Manufacturing. Our lab features industry leading technology, such as Hewlett Packard's Multi Jet Fusion 4200. Please contact us to find out how we can help you benefit from the next industrial revolution.