Kentucky made big news on the 3D printing front recently as tech startup CloudDDM launched a brand new 3D printing factory right in the middle of UPS’s worldwide hub in Louisville.
The location allows CloudDDM to take advantage of UPS’s proximity and delivery services to service customers quickly around the globe. Believed to be the first of its kind, the 3D printing facility plans to operate 100 state-of-the-art printers continuously, requiring the oversight of only one employee at a time.
Specializing in short runs (between 1-1000 pieces) the expectation is that customers can submit their own 3D files, get a quote, and process an order in just minutes. With turnaround times that used to take a week shrinking down to 24 hours, this presents users the opportunity to streamline the manufacturing process and receive professional grade parts and products in a fraction of the time.
And as we all know, in business (as in life), time is money.
CloudDDM hopes to expand on its success and add up to 1,000 printers to the UPS site in Louisville before replicating the same idea on other continents. In the meantime, businesses and other 3D printing customers can order from the Kentucky-based 3D printing center. The industry continues to develop by leaps and bounds every week.
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