Making the Case for Implementing a Metal Additive Manufacturing Strategy

August 16, 2018

Given all the recent hype surrounding 3D printing, it’s easy to forget that the technology isn’t some relative newcomer or unknown bit player. Rather, 3D printing, including metal additive technology, has increasingly become a principal actor on the manufacturing stage, used as a cost-effective production alternative for countless applications across myriad industries for the better part of a decade.

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whitePaper | July 7, 2022

Change has always been a factor in manufacturing, but traditionally, market conditions have evolved over several months or even years. By contrast, in today’s global economy, incidents both local and thousands of miles away are shifting market demand quickly, impacting the availability of materials, and reshaping supply chain dynamics at breakneck speed. Manufacturers need to adapt to these changes immediately without sacrificing product quality, customer relationships, or valuable employees. And that requires an adaptive manufacturing strategy.

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Manufacturing of High Performance Composite Structures

whitePaper | June 20, 2022

The ultimate goal for composite manufacturing is the fully automated production of complex composite structures. This is being accomplished for unreinforced plastics and metals with modern Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies. Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) achieves automated thermoset composite lay-up but requires an autoclave or other post process.

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Addressing electric vehicle manufacturing challenges

whitePaper | June 1, 2023

This rapid shift from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to EVs has brought a huge opportunity for automobile manufacturers to scale up their EV production. However, this is posing challenges for automobile manufacturers, as they need to invest heavily in a short time span for EV design, development, manufacturing, selling and servicing infrastructure. There are additional challenges related to battery cost, supply chain complexities and manufacturing infrastructure. Contract manufacturing is becoming an increasingly important strategy for EV manufacturers.

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Accelerated API manufacturing by combining early-stage and late-stage process development

whitePaper | October 25, 2022

Traditionally, early-stage and late-stage process development have been done separately, with early-stage mostly focused on material production and late-stage on process intensification. As more molecules in development fall under an orphan or fast-track indication, the traditional approach of linear development stages can be counterproductive—not to mention expensive—due to investing resources in perfecting a process prior to early clinical phase success.

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The Road to IIoT Maturity in Machine Manufacturing

whitePaper | October 1, 2022

Smart Industry and Industry 4.0 mark the era in which industries are constantly shifting towards the latest technologies. Companies now need to focus on their digital transformation to stand out from their competitors. By equipping machines with sensors, software and other smart devices and connecting them to the internet we are able to monitor and manage them from a distance.

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The role of the Automation Strategist in manufacturing

whitePaper | July 5, 2022

The manufacturing industry is constantly evolving. New technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, data and analytics, advanced robotics, wearables and connected devices, and other innovations are reshaping how manufacturers produce goods, engage with customers, and support employees

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Sif Group is leading in offshore foundations for wind turbines and oil & gas platforms. Continuous investments in production equipment and in enlarging our production capacity enables us to produce XL monopiles up to 11 meters in diameter, supporting our customers in our common goal to lower the cost of energy.

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