3Din30 Episode 11: Building Trust in Metal AM

by | Oct 14, 2021 | Interviews

Today, only about one to two percent of manufacturing is derived from 3D printing or additive manufacturing (AM). With all the hype around part consolidation, increased performance, and faster time to market, it seems like that figure should be higher. In fact, Lux Research says that “3D printing will be a key in the future manufacturing landscape thanks to benefits that it can bring over other conventional methods [of manufacturing].”

In the high value metal parts market, where Velo3D competes, this potential vs actual dynamic is even more obvious. The applications where Velo3D adds value tend to be used in the highest performance, most mission critical designs. If we push the needle there, it opens many lucrative business opportunities.

Despite those performance gains, many ideal applications for AM are also highly risk averse. It’s understandable, really—engineers don’t like to use parts that they don’t trust. So, building that trust is the first step to achieving greater adoption with metal AM and enjoying the performance and time-to-market gains that technologies, such as Velo3D’s end-to-end solution, provide.

But how do we build that trust? This was the topic of our latest 3Din30, Building Trust in Metal 3D Printing, where we spoke with Laura Ely, Programs Director, for The Barnes Global Advisors, for a better understanding of what it takes to build that trust to gain greater understanding and wider adoption of metal AM.

Highlights include:

  • Why metal AM has been slow to gain widespread adoption
  • How The Barnes Global Advisors are helping to drive greater metal AM adoption
  • What building trust in metal AM means
  • The five critical steps to building trust in metal AM
  • New business opportunities and the next industries primed to embrace metal AM
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Amir Iliaifar

Sr. Content Marketing Manager

Amir Iliaifar is the Sr. Content Marketing Manager at Velo3D where he oversees the production and distribution of Velo3D’s global digital content marketing initiatives. Prior to joining the company, Amir worked for a leading professional drone manufacturer, several SaaS companies, and as an automotive tech journalist. He holds a Master of Arts in Digital Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.