Supply chain planning and execution News
August 05, 2016
SAP and 3D parts manufacturer APWorks have partnered on software and services, including digitization and workflow, to make on-demand printing more viable in manufacturing.
April 22, 2016
Though smaller this year, the New York conference was loaded with the desktop 3D printers that are driving innovation in a growing market. Here's a rundown on five that stood out.
April 19, 2016
Industry expert Terry Wohlers said the state of the 3D printing industry is strong, with investment from large corporations and new innovations leading the way.
January 14, 2016
A new tool enables the creation of 3D PDF documents, supporting model-based enterprise strategies; a report shows mixed results for manufacturing ERP system effectiveness.
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