It’s no secret that additive manufacturing can help mitigate supply chain disruptions. The digital, localized, on-demand nature of this innovative technology lends itself to efficiency and agility—two areas where traditional manufacturing commonly falls short.
Among the many ways the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyone’s lives forever, this global crisis has emphasized supply chain vulnerability in the face of unforeseeable events and geopolitical risk.
If ever there were a time to embrace additive manufacturing solutions, it’s now.
Supply Chain Disruptions During the COVID-19 Pandemic—and Beyond
Following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, the demand for healthcare products such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and test swabs skyrocketed. But global supply chains quickly fractured, unprepared—like many of us—for the gravity of the crisis.
With traditional manufacturing unable to deliver, there was one obvious solution to meeting this demand: 3D printing.
Known for rapidly producing quickturn products without compromising quality, 3D printing services produced critical items for the healthcare sector and other industries that were experiencing disrupted supply chains. Best of all, there was no need to rely on overseas suppliers during an unprecedented global event.
While we appear to be on the tail end of the COVID-19 pandemic (at least in the United States), who knows what the future holds? Unforeseeable events and geopolitical actions such as changes in trade policy will undoubtedly continue to pose risks for supply chains.
The good news is that now we’ve all seen firsthand a major example of how additive manufacturing makes supply chains more agile and resilient.
Going forward, we predict more industries will leverage this technology to mitigate supply chain disruptions.
How Re3DTech Provides Solutions to Supply Chain Disruptions
As a leader in 3D printing services, Re3DTech provides expert advice on reducing risk in supply chains with additive manufacturing. We help customers:
- Qualify their products with an additive process, pivoting from a disrupted overseas supply chain to a domestic solution that can produce parts quickly
- Identify mission critical production line components that can be tested and qualified with the right 3D printing process before any supply chain issues arise
- Understand the right additive manufacturing process and responsive inventory system that provides more stability and security than a traditional supply chain
Don’t let a faulty supply chain slow down production. Contact Re3DTech to learn more about our world class 3D printing services.
At Re3DTech, we believe that 3D printing will repatriate and revitalize our manufacturing industry – and is the future of American manufacturing! Re3DTech provides 3D printing and contract manufacturing services with a commitment to quality, speed, and customer service. We supply thousands of parts to customers every week in industries including Healthcare, Automotive, and Aerospace. It is our mission to provide a custom solution to our customers’ needs.
Leveraging our production additive manufacturing technologies, we have the in-house expertise and capabilities to help lead your company down the path of additive. Take advantage of the advances in 3D printing to improve your manufacturing - contact us today to see how we can help!