How 3D Printing Disrupts Business and Creates New Opportunities

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Summary

The rapid stream of exciting news about the 3D printing market masks immediate opportunities for organizations of all sizes and types. Do not let the hype disguise the very real cost savings from improved designs, streamlined prototyping and short-run manufacturing.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
  • Impacts and Recommendations
    • 3D printing is disrupting the design, prototyping and manufacturing processes in a wide range of industries
    • Early adopters of 3D printing technology could gain an innovation advantage over rivals
    • 3D printing will become available to consumers via kiosks or print-shop-style services, creating new opportunities for retailers and other businesses
    • Key 3D Printer Technology and Service Providers
  • Recommended Reading
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