This week’s episode of Additive snack is very exciting as we’ve got not one but three special guests joining us. Our panel of experts this week have all utilized additive manufacturing in their industries and are here to talk about how additive manufacturing has helped innovate production for their company. Joining Fabian are Stefanie Brickwede, Head of Additive Manufacturing at Deutsche Bahn; John Wilczynski, Executive Director of America Makes; and Florian Lassan, Senior Business Development Manager of 3YOURMIND.
Our panelists were full of great learnings from their own experience in delving into the world of additive manufacturing. When asked how to identify a suitable part when considering, they shared these best tips…
One roadblock that can limit the transition of your production over to additive manufacturing can be getting the buy-in of colleagues, management, and top-level execs that can’t quite see the potential that 3D printing can bring to your business. We asked our panel how they dealt with the difficulties of getting staff buy-in and what you can do if you’re ooking at approaching a company that doesn’t traditionally use additive manufacturing. Here are just a few of the suggestions that our panel shared.
When bringing additive manufacturing into their work at Deutsche Bahn, Stefanie quickly realized that it could be best utilized by all levels of staff. In talking to colleagues on a roadshow, she discovered that many employees already had experience with 3D printing - whether in previous roles or with personal printers at home. To capitalize on this knowledge, a competition was set up to encourage staff from all company levels to get involved and share their innovative solutions to problems that they faced in their working roles every day.
When working towards increasing the adoption of additive manufacturing within your company, bring people together as a community to identify where it would be best utilized within your business model. Think about developer tech and education, infrastructure, and the community that additive manufacturing can bring to your company. Develop roadmaps to enable more employees to get on board with your vision quickly. Find pioneers who are ready to push that vision forward.
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