According to manufacturing journalist TR Cutler, “The pandemic reshaped manufacturing and 3D printing is significantly mitigating supply chain disruptions. Since the onset of COVID-19, the manufacturing industry has seen a significant transformation, leading many companies to incorporate additive manufacturing into their processes to bring production in-house and avoid delays. 3D printing enables supply chains to localize manufacturing and eliminate areas of the process that can be easily disrupted, reducing lead times, cutting costs, and improving customization. 3D printing is a bridge manufacturing method to pivot 3D printers as a methodology to rapidly produce personal protective equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 test swabs, which proved instrumental in mitigating supply shortages caused by the pandemic.”
Cutler sees such rapid shifts as one of the top 2021 manufacturing trends.
About TR Cutler, Inc.
Thomas R. Cutler is the President and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, TR Cutler, Inc., the largest manufacturing communication firm worldwide with four dozen industry experts and thought leaders on staff. Cutler is celebrating the 22-year anniversary of the Manufacturing Media Consortium.
During COVID-19 Cutler is advising manufacturers, industrial leaders, supply chain professionals, and C-level executives how to best navigate 2021 and beyond.
Cutler has authored more than 8,000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals. Cutler is the most published freelance industrial journalist worldwide, and more than 4800 industry leaders follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @ThomasRCutler.
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