Ultimaker launches podcast series to empower 3D printing adoption

Talking additive shares insights from evolving 3D printing space

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Ultimaker's podcast series to empower 3D printing adoption

Ultimaker, the global leader in desktop 3D printing, today announced the launch of its new podcast series, ‘Talking Additive’. The first season of Talking Additive features guests from Ultimaker’s network of partners, customers, and allies, including decision-makers from leading manufacturing companies, third-party Materials Alliance partners, and Ultimaker.

Talking Additive provides an interactive avenue to explore the impact of adopting additive manufacturing. The podcast, hosted by Matt Griffin, director of Community Development at Ultimaker, aims to uncover new details about the evolving paradigm for the future of manufacturing, engineering, and design through stories and experience from top innovators from around the globe.

Now available, the first three Talking Additive episodes feature;

Matthew Forrester, Additive Manufacturing technical manager, L’Oréal – Ultimaker virtually visits the L’Oréal headquarters in Clichy, France to discuss the three stages of adopting additive manufacturing: Prototyping, Plants, Production.

Danielle Glasbergen-Benning, Application Development specialist, DSM Additive Manufacturing – Glasbergen-Benning explains the process for translating application needs into material solutions, with insights into recent cutting-edge projects made possible by their portfolio of materials available for open platform professional 3D printers.

Paul Heiden, senior vice president of Product Management, Merijn Neeleman, Portfolio Development Manager, and Rohit Jhamb, director Global Research & Analytics, Ultimaker – three experts dive into the role of additive manufacturing in LEAN manufacturing, digitally distributed manufacturing, the future of supply chain and how production processes are already changing for those adopting 3D printing in their product development and fulfillment pipelines.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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