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Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2016: 3D-Printing Materials

Published: 26 February 2016

ID: G00296574

Analyst(s): David Cearley , Brian Burke, Mike Walker


The development of new and improved 3D-printing materials is creating a flood of opportunities for 3D-printed items. As part of a series on the most significant technologies for 2016, we describe the rapid advances in 3D-printing materials and how enterprise architecture leaders can exploit them.

Table Of Contents


  • Why 3D-Printing Materials Is a Top 10 Trend
    • Where 3D-Printing Materials Fits in the Top 10
  • Advances in 3D-Printing Materials
  • What 3D-Printing Materials Make Possible
  • Actions
  • Appendix: The Other Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2016

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