In the past, manufacturing was a game of trade-offs among speed, cost, and functionality. Each phase of product development, from design to manufacturing to distribution, had to make compromises so that the product could meet cost, quality, and time-to-market targets.
Historically, engineers were only allowed to follow through on these types of optimizations in low-volume, high-value applications such as performance automotive or aerospace R&D. Today, additive manufacturing (AM) has removed manufacturability constraints, changing the way manufacturers think about product lifecycle and ultimately bringing these better, more effective parts to market.
Taking the entire product lifecycle into account is critical when evaluating AM for a specific manufacturing application. But while AM is a powerful method of production, to fully leverage its capabilities you have to think beyond the machine itself. You have to think digitally.
Join this EOS webinar and discover the benefits of implementing a digital strategy and approach for production, from early design work to end-of-life product decommissioning.
- Digital Manufacturing - leveraging the flexibility of AM to reproduce products by anyone, anywhere
- Digital Thread - the foundation of all the ways digital manufacturing technology can support a product
- Digital Twin - shortening supply chains and reducing costs for low volume production and spare parts
- Digital Inventory - eliminating costly warehousing and inventory with on-demand 3D printing
- Digital Value Chain Enabled by AM - looking beyond the four walls of your manufacturing department
- Learn what digital thread, digital twin and digital inventory are, and why they are important in digital manufacturing
- Discover how AM creates new opportunities for innovation in a product's lifecycle
- Ask questions of our expert presenter
Glynn Fletcher, Vice Chairman, EOS Group and President of EOS North America, joined EOS in 2015, bringing with him more than 30 years of experience in the CNC machine tool industry. Glynn has worked closely with Dr. Hans Langer, EOS's founder, to leverage his machine tool background and significantly advance the adoption of additive manufacturing worldwide.
Glynn began his CNC machine tool industry career in 1984 as a Sales Engineer with Cincinnati Milacron Ltd. He quickly advanced to become National Sales Manager, contributing to a period of unprecedented growth between 1989 and 1996.
A qualified engineer, Glynn has also completed management development courses at Warwick University, in the UK, the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill.