October is manufacturing month. This month is very near and dear to our hearts because it is all about education! Additive manufacturing is at the forefront of the new industrial revolution, continually advancing and growing. During the global COVID-19 pandemic, supply chains were completely disrupted. Shortages, extremely long lead times, and just out-of-stock items have completely shocked the economy. Causing entire operations to shift their focus, operating style, and suppliers. Employees are working long hours, extra days, brand new schedules to get parts out.