Gartner Research

3D Printing Opportunities and Uses Primer for 2017

Published: 09 January 2017

ID: G00318545

Analyst(s): Pete Basiliere


3D printer use in additive manufacturing processes is accelerating across industries. Gartner's 2017 research will help CIOs assess 3D printing's use and infrastructure requirements as additive manufacturing transforms its operations.

Table Of Contents



  • 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?

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  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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