The Future of Advanced Manufacturing is Here: Part 3
Original Post: Oct. 21, 2022
Post Updated: May 18, 2023
In the 3rd and final episode of DisruptED’s special manufacturing edition, host Ron Stefanski continues the conversation on 3D printing with CEO and Founder of Divergent and Czinger Vehicles, Kevin Czinger, and U.S. manufacturing expert Cynthia Hutchison.
Hutchison began, “We’re beginning to look at manufacturing in terms of the way the ecosystem of the world works. A natural, ecological, evolutionary process.”
Even with incredible advancements being made throughout many industries, the exceptional debut of Czinger’s work continues to astound and disrupt. For Czinger, advancements in manufacturing were not always clear. It was only in making the interconnection between AI and 3D printing that Czinger realized manufacturing could be transformed.
Traditional models of manufacturing require a fully architected system with high function printer speed and low individual replacement costs. In the Amazon Web services model, for example, the individual replacement speed must be high with low cost if it is not already part of the overall blended system cost. Czinger noted that in doing fixtureless assembly, this cuts costs while providing quality. There is no tooling on the manufacturing side and zero fixturing.
On his success with Divergent and the creation of Czinger vehicles, Czinger said, “Currently, we have an automotive assembly cell, and the amortized assembly cost for a 20-kg rear sub-frame is about 25 cents per kilogram.”
Instead of shelling out the heavy costs of massive redesigns and long wait times that often accompany them, Czinger has created a system that is able to deliver a frame in a week and a half. Divergent has found a new use-case for 3D printing which is transforming the industry.
Czinger said, “We’re printing at some rates above 500ml an hour for net-effective print-rate of production parts.”
This speed helps create a viable digital system. And it was with new materials, new software, and new thinking that accelerated this innovation in volume and thus the future of manufacturing.
The Importance of Legal Counsel to Major League Organizations
Live sporting events continue to be at the forefront of entertainment in America year after year. Between enthused fans, good food and drinks, and anticipation for record-breaking moments, the ambiance of a stadium on a game day is unmatched. However, behind the scenes of our beloved stadiums and sports traditions lies term sheets and contracts […]
The Divergence Between Stocks and Bonds & Emerging Market Trends
As the world of investing continues to evolve, it’s crucial for industry leaders to keep pace with the shifting landscape. One particular topic gaining traction is the divergence between stocks and bonds – an economic paradox affecting portfolios worldwide. Recent data shows that traditional investment strategies, like the 60-40 portfolio (60% in stocks and 40% […]
The Main Course: The Power of Restaurant Narrative in Staffing
Not every restaurant makes an effort to fully integrate its customer into the experience of eating and enjoying their food. But for those looking for a unique dining experience, plenty of such establishments present unique restaurant narratives. What sort of restaurants emphasize storytelling in their dining, and how do they handle staffing? On this […]