Manufacturing Tomorrow: The New Normal for Global Manufacturing

| The Essentium Team


During the coronavirus pandemic, many manufacturers in the U.S. and globally were forced to stop production as borders closed to try to prevent the spread of the virus.  As a result, the usually seamless global supply chain to source parts and materials broke down.

Against this backdrop, the 3D printing industry has proven instrumental in the production of essential medical equipment ranging from face masks to ventilators. A key reason why additive manufacturing has been so effective during the pandemic: it doesn’t rely on a global supply chain.

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