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December 28, 2018

Toy Story taught us that with perseverance and faith, possibilities are infinite. Finding Nemo taught us that when life gets you down, just keep swimming. And Up taught us that adventure is never far away. We only need to let our imaginations be our guide. But it'...

October 4, 2018

This blog is a quick view into my personal experience, providing some lessons learned along the way. Upon joining TBGA to lead our new Training business earlier this year, I also embarked on my first entrepreneurial journey.

September 24, 2018

In my previous article of this series, I ask, "What does the 'aftermarket parts-sourcing ecosystem' look like with AM in the equation?" This blog will attempt to find the answer to that question.

September 8, 2018

Influencer Marketing is not a new term or a new practice, it's been around for a while. It is a form of marketing in which focus is placed on influential people rather than the target market as a whole. Influencer Marketing identifies key individuals that have infl...

September 1, 2018

I’d like to suggest another angle to consider, one that is increasingly becoming a reality for aircraft component MRO: (you guessed it) Additive Manufacturing (AM) & the role it may play.

August 31, 2018

After having spent a little over a decade in the workforce, several years working overseas, and several years working with 2 Fortune 100s and 3 of the worlds biggest brands (who just really know how to do some of the important things right), I've formed my own opin...

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Many of you may have seen versions of my "MRO & Additive: Key Players, Trends, Current & Future State" presentation, as I've shared it proudly over the past 2 years (if you haven't, you will have an opportunity soon). Prior to joining Arcam...

Having spent several years selling industrial-grade metal Additive Manufacturing technology, I feel I have valuable advice for sales professionals either looking to get into similar sales roles, or even for those who are already in these roles and are looking to improv...

I started AdditiveAlison almost one year ago with one goal in mind: share with the world the power of Additive Manufacturing. I felt that if I could inspire just one person to want to learn more about AM and 3D printing, the blog would be deemed successful. One thing...

Training & Development is important for a multitude of reasons. Yet many businesses find themselves saying, "We're too busy," or, "We don't have the money for training right now." However, after seeing the setbacks or slowdowns first hand, I...

February 19, 2018

"If you're not innovating, you might as well go home."

Most leaders understand if they are not addressing change proactively, someone will likely rewrite their rules for them. Great, but perhaps not so great examples include Blockbuster (Netflix), Taxis (Uber), Blackber...

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what is additive manufacturing?

3D printing or Additive Manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file.

The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. An object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created.


It is possible to use different substances for layering material, including metal powder, plastic, ceramics, composites, and glass.

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