3D Printers and 3D Printing

There were around 300 companies around the world producing and selling industrial additive manufacturing (AM) systems in 2018, up from a total of 150 in 2017. New system manufacturers are entering the AM market at a dizzying pace, while releasing machines with open material platforms, faster printing speeds, and lower pricing. 3D printing technology decreases production time by about 60-70% and reduces costs by 70-80%.

While 3D printing has been possible since the 1980s, it has primarily been used for large scale industrial purposes. However, in recent years, 3D printers have become much cheaper, and are now also available to the consumer market.

Furthermore, they are produced to stock, and not only to order. Such serial manufacturing requires a production planning system that is suitable for complex electronic devices, which a 3D printer is.

Success stories

Cumberland Additive

Cumberland Additive from Texas, USA, provides engineering services in additive manufacturing production using Powder Bed Fusion technology in titanium, nickel, and advanced polymers.

MRPeasy is used as a full-suite MRP for all manufacturing, stock, logistics and customer relationship management operations.

Formalloy

Formalloy from California, USA, produces additive manufacturing systems and products.

Formalloy uses MRPeasy for production planning, stock control, and supply chain management.

IC3D Printers

IC3D Printers from Ohio, USA, are one of the first producers of filaments for 3D printers.

IC3D uses MRPeasy for production planning, stock control, and customer relations management.

Integrated Manufacturing Software for Business Growth

  • Production Planning

    Benefit from accurate automatic planning and a realistic production schedule. Reschedule dynamically by dragging & dropping manufacturing orders and operations in the calendar or Gantt chart.

  • Stock

    Inventory management, stock movements, batch and serial number tracking. Set and optimize stock levels and avoid stock-outs. Maintain a clear history of your stock operations.

  • CRM (Sales Management)

    It takes just a few clicks to calculate the product cost and best delivery time. Send quotations and invoices, prepare shipments, dispatch confirmed customer orders to your production team, and track the end-to-end sales process from quotation to delivery using a simple pipeline view.

  • Team

    Simple environment for line workers to view tasks on a PC or a mobile device. Real-time shop floor reporting, and a real-time overview of the demand and availability of human resources.

  • Purchasing

    Manage purchases and raise pre-filled purchase orders with a single click. Vendors, pricing, lead times - it’s all there. Manage your supply chain using accurate statistics and forecast your procurement needs.

  • Accounting

    Enjoy clear visibility of your business performance. Monitor your cash flow, balance sheet and profit/loss in real time. Understand the profitability of the business, and much more.