Gartner Research

3D Printing Opportunities and Uses Primer for 2016

Published: 21 January 2016

ID: G00293070

Analyst(s): Pete Basiliere, Ken Weilerstein

Summary

3D printers enable waves of innovation across a wide range of industries. Gartner's 2016 research will show IT leaders and enterprise architects how to assess 3D printing's capabilities, use cases, cost-effectiveness and infrastructure requirements as 3D printing transforms their organizations.

Table Of Contents

Scope

Analysis

  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • What are the best practices for determining when and where to deploy 3D printers?
    • What are the best practices for providing a robust infrastructure to support 3DP?
    • How do I transform the innovative ideas enabled by 3DP into business opportunities that exploit 3DP technologies within my organization?
    • How are 3DP technologies, materials and services affecting the supply chain?
    • What are the key disruptive forces affecting the 3DP market?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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