Tech Startup Launches Additive Manufacturing Operations from UPS Supply Chain Campus

Innovative technology, automation and colocation on UPS Supply Chain Campus gives direct digital manufacturer CloudDDM a strategic advantage as it sets out to commercialize additive manufacturing.

CloudDDM, a company focused on delivering direct digital manufacturing (DDM) services, has launched its advanced additive manufacturing facility located on the UPS Supply Chain Campus at UPS Worldport, the world’s largest automated packaging handing facility.
 
Leveraging innovative 3D printing technology, automation, and colocation on the UPS Supply Chain Campus, CloudDDM will provide additive manufacturing services to the growing number of designers, engineers, and companies wanting to leverage the benefits of industrial additive manufacturing (3D printing) to reduce upfront production costs, manage stock and inventory, and accelerate product development.
 
One aspect of CloudDDM that differentiates them from existing suppliers is their high level of automation, or what they refer to as their ability to execute DDM. CloudDDM also points out that they primarily work with customers already familiar with additive technology and offer the most common materials to streamline their service offering. 
 
While operating out of the UPS Supply Chain Campus gives CloudDDM unprecedented access and assistance from a global leader in logistics, there are benefits for UPS as well, including CloudDDM can leverage UPS' integrated network and end-of-runway location to get 3D printed parts in the hands of customers as quickly as possible. As this technology continues to become more mainstream, UPS has the ability to scale the shipping and logistics solutions to meet the additive manufacturing services provided by CloudDDM.
 
In addition to locating its operations out of the UPS Supply Chain Campus, UPS has taken a minority stake in CloudDDM through the UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund. 
 
As of launch, CloudDDM has completed Phase I of its installation on the UPS Supply Chain Campus and expansion is already underway. Additionally, plans are being made for additional operations to be established in Europe and Asia.