HP: How 3D Printing is Solving Supply Chain Disruptions
With manufacturers continuing to adopt 3D printing at scale in a bid to establish long-term resilience amidst unexpected challenges that threaten the supply chain, digitisation has never been more important.
Through HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology, it is hoped that pressure on supply chains will be eased as they localise production, produce parts on demand, eradicate inventory and benefit from shorter lead times.
Learn how HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology will help enable a real time response to unforeseen events, the ability to effectively adjust to new conditions and secure production reliability without compromising quality.
The webinar will outline how 3D printing helps mitigate supply chain disruptions and provide transformative benefits of Hybrid Manufacturing - an enhanced, one-stop process that mixes the strengths of digital and subtractive manufacturing technologies. The webinar will also offer real-world insights on how firms quickly pivoted to HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology to fill in supply chain gaps and examine megatrends that shape and impact digital manufacturing today and the future.
There is set to be a number of key speakers in attendance at the webinar, including Edward Davis, Director of 3D Strategy, Chief Technologists Office at HP. Davis’s presentation examines 3D printing’s use cases in manufacturing and oversees the product’s lifecycle. He is also set to focus on Bridge Manufacturing among many other key themes.
As part of HP’s partnership with Redington 3D in India, 12 categories of parts have been 3D printed to manufacture 10,000 ventilators for AgVa Healthcare. These ventilators are being deployed across India for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Anshuman Dikshit, Designer Engineer at AgVa Healthcare, will discuss the importance of a resilient supply chain.
Other speakers include Leon Gairns, General Manager of GoProto ANZ, who will discuss Bridge Manufacturing and Optimised Part Assembly for Low Volume Production and Churia Prakash, Application Engineer & Expansion 3D Printing and Manufacturing at HP, on the benefits of HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology. Following the speakers’ presentations, there will be a Q&A session.
Why should you attend?
Key webinar takeaways
- An insight into how additive manufacturing helps mitigate supply chain disruptions.
- Learn the game-changing benefits of Hybrid Manufacturing – an enhanced, one-stop process that combines the strengths of digital and subtractive manufacturing technologies
- Real-world insights on how companies quickly pivoted to HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology to fill in supply chain gaps
- Megatrends that shape and impact digital manufacturing today and the future
5 minutes with: Ivalua’s Sundar Kamak
Who are you?
My name is Sundar Kamak, I’m Head of Manufacturing Solutions at Ivalua. I’ve been with the company for around two years now, and I’m responsible for our industry solutions and our pre-sales team. Before joining Ivalua I spent almost 20 years in the source-to-pay procurement space, working for a number of providers. But I got my career started in manufacturing and supply chain, specifically in automotive and aerospace.
And what is currently taking up the majority of your professional time?
The last year I've been focused in helping organisations put together a digital transformation strategy, especially manufacturing companies, so they can continue to address some of the challenges they face due to the COVID pandemic.
The traditional approach of engineers designing their latest product then procurement going off to source no longer works
What are the biggest challenges facing your corner of supply chain?
We have a lot of clients coming from different backgrounds - aerospace, high-tech, automotive - and they’re feeling the pressure and the crunch. There’s a lack of product, lack of material availability, lack of resources, labour shortages. So, I work with the leadership in these organisations, try to understand what problems they're looking to solve and come back with Ivalua solutions that can help them address some of these challenges.
Where do the biggest opportunities lie?
If we look at manufacturing, it all comes back to procurement and supply chain being involved sooner in the process. The traditional approach of engineers designing their latest product then procurement going off to source no longer works. It’s important to treat suppliers like partners, which means you build trust, so they can participate very early on in the product design and product development process. It’s not done consistently in the manufacturing sector, but it will be key.