Jabil Increases 3D Printing Leadership & Manufacturing Agility
with Global Services Expansion into Six Countries and Strategic
Partnership with HP to Speed Digital Manufacturing Transformations
FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 24, 2018--
RAPID + TCT– Jabil (NYSE:JBL) today introduced the Jabil
Additive Manufacturing Network™ to drive greater manufacturing speed and
agility while helping customers improve how they design, make and
deliver products. A major milestone in Jabil’s digital transformation
journey, this unique cloud network empowers customers to move
manufacturing workloads to regions and into markets that make the most
business sense and enable easier product personalization.
“Jabil’s digital thread fuels a growing footprint of 3D printers and
additive manufacturing capabilities to benefit customers through
localized production, consolidated supply chains, reduced costs and
faster time-to-market,” said John Dulchinos, vice president of digital
manufacturing, Jabil. “Our new Jabil Additive Manufacturing Network is
the connective tissue that scales globally to integrate every printer,
facility and work order across our enterprise and crystalize our vision
of truly distributed manufacturing.”
Over the past year, Jabil has increased its 3D printing capacity
steadily with more than 100 3D printers now in operation at facilities
in the United States, China, Hungary, Mexico, Singapore and Spain. A
variety of 3D printing machines have been installed for high-speed
sintering, fused filament fabrication, polymer and metal laser sintering
and other processes, to address emerging customer needs in the footwear,
industrial machines, transportation, aerospace and healthcare
industries. Jabil’s distributed manufacturing strategy is anchored by
this growing ecosystem of 3D printers, which includes a dozen
production-ready HP Jet Fusion 4200 3D printers, following the recent
installation of six HP Jet Fusion 4210 printers at Jabil’s Singapore
“Working with Jabil has allowed us to fully leverage distributed
manufacturing and create new efficiencies in our production process
across far-flung locations,” said Stephen Nigro, HP’s president of 3D
Printing. “Together, Jabil’s Additive Manufacturing Network and our
Multi Jet Fusion printers have helped optimize the high-volume
production of functional parts for our own 3D printers, and shown how
traditional supply chains are being upended and reinvented for the
digital manufacturing age.”
Distributed Manufacturing Boosts Business Agility
Jabil currently unites product designers in Silicon Valley with
Singapore-based manufacturing teams to accelerate the distributed
manufacturing of products developed using HP Multi Jet Fusion
technology, including parts for HP’s 3D printers. More than 140 parts
for HP’s Jet Fusion 300/500 printers are being produced by Jabil using
its world-class combination of Multi Jet Fusion technology, the Jabil
Additive Manufacturing Network along with its proven manufacturing rigor
and stringent quality control.
Empowering Customers to Achieve Significant Cost/Time Savings
Jabil has enhanced its end-to-end process control capabilities while
applying Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) methods to deliver
steady increases in part/assembly consolidation, manufacturability,
reliability and quality of 3D-printed parts. The speed and scope with
which Jabil can manage the complexity of small manufacturing lot sizes
empowers customers to achieve significant economies of scale and
accelerated time-to-market. With its Additive Manufacturing Network,
Jabil now seamlessly can integrate digital additive production processes
into diverse manufacturing applications to produce functional parts at a
fraction of the cost and time required by traditional manufacturing.
Scaling Additive Manufacturing with Proven Rigor
Built from the ground up as an end-to-end framework for additive
manufacturing, Jabil’s network provides full traceability of
manufacturing rigor to address the complexity of scaling 3D printing
across a distributed network. Moreover, the platform integrates
seamlessly with Jabil’s Intelligent Digital Supply Chain (IDSC) to align
materials, printers and customer orders with supply chain demands.
At its Singapore facility, Jabil leveraged proven engineering and
manufacturing experience to ensure HP Jet Fusion process compliance in
distributed ISO9001 facilities. The use of Failure Modes and Effects
Analysis (FMEA) tools, as well as process control documentation, enables
Jabil to scale its use of additive manufacturing technologies rapidly.
This ability to integrate end-to-end digital threads will speed adoption
of distributed manufacturing while improving management of entire
product lifecycles, from ideation to end-of-life.
Jabil (NYSE: JBL) is a product solutions company providing comprehensive
design, manufacturing, supply chain and product management services.
Operating from over 100 facilities in 29 countries, Jabil delivers
innovative, integrated and tailored solutions to customers across a
broad range of industries. For more information, visit jabil.com.
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Source: Jabil Circuit, Inc.
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