The first definition of Agile Manufacturing that comes up when typing the term into Google is:
A term applied to an organization that has created the processes, tools, and training to enable it to respond quickly to customer needs and market changes while still controlling costs and quality.
You may already be a fairly lean, mean, manufacturing machine, with tremendous output and minimized overhead. If that is so, could there possibly be a way to become even better? I’m here to tell you that there most certainly is.
The basic principles of manufacturing require a business to produce as much product to sate market demand, no more, no less. To be successful, you of course need to be quick with your output, being able to change existing products or create new ones, and beat your competitors to market to stay ahead of the pack. What we here at CADimensions have noticed from doing business with so many manufacturers is that pretty much everyone suffers from the same basic pain points. Here are three of the bigger ones that 3D printing can make even more agile for your business.