Plastics Technology Online: 3D Printing Helps Keep Production Going During the Coronavirus Crisis

| The Essentium Team

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Companies and governments are responding to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. However, unlike other technologies, 3D printing can eliminate potential supply chain disruption.

The situation has intensified the role additive manufacturing is set to play in supporting industrial supply chains that are impacted by traditional manufacturing and imports. Additive manufacturing enables a company to shift its sourcing of parts from remote locations like China to on-site production facilities. It also accelerates time to market, because they can print out the parts they need in a matter of hours, rather than wait days or weeks to receive the parts from a supplier.

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