The Digital Thread

Your blog feed for manufacturing resources, in-depth features, and industry news.

Reducing Total Cost of Ownership Throughout the Product Life Cycle

See how digital technologies and advanced manufacturing are transforming production, driving a new industrial revolution known as Industry 4.0.
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Industry Spotlight

Lean Manufacturing in the Age of Digital

Posted on May 16, 2017 by Rob Bodor
From design through on-demand production, digital manufacturing is catapulting lean manufacturing to another level.
Tagged: supply chain, lean manufacturing, technology
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Industry Spotlight

Boeing Saves Millions in Manufacturing Costs with Titanium 3D Printing

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Proto Labs
Boeing announces partnership with Norsk Titanium to produce 3D-printed, titanium parts for the new 787 Dreamliner.
Tagged: 3D printing, aerospace, metal
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Events

New 3D Printing Technologies Showcased at RAPID 2017

Posted on May 12, 2017 by Proto Labs
A recap of major 3D printing announcements and trends at RAPID 2017 in Pittsburgh.
Tagged: 3D printing, events, digital manufacturing
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How to Create a Successful Outsourcing Partnership

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Proto Labs
How product-driven companies can create successful outsourcing partnerships to manage demand.
Tagged: manufacturing, outsourcing
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