Strategic Technology Trends — 3D Printing Transforms Organizations

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Summary

3D printing transforms organizations, industries and markets. CIOs, CTOs and IT leaders must learn about and apply the key 3D printing trends that are driving changes to their organization.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
  • Impacts and Recommendations
    • The hype about the consumer 3D printing market masks immediate opportunities for organizations of all sizes and types
    • 3D printing technology will have a transformational effect on the retail industry
    • 3D printing enables marketing and operations management personnel to transition from restrictive design for manufacturing to manufacturing of the ideal design
    • The potential for 3D printing to revolutionize the supply chain means IT professionals must develop a framework for evaluating its impact
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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