Gartner Research

The IT Impact of 3D Printing on Business Models

Published: 28 March 2018

ID: G00348118

Analyst(s): Pete Basiliere , Chet Geschickter


3D printing's impacts on business models range from incremental capability and finance improvements to radically new customer value propositions. CIOs can use business models to assess the impacts and prepare their organization for the threats and opportunities brought on by 3D printing.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • 3D Printing Enables a Shift From Design for Ideal Manufacturing to Manufacturing the Ideal Design
  • 3D Printing Can Have a Beneficial Impact on Finances by Cutting Production, Inventory and Manufacturing Costs
  • 3D Printing Can Enable New Value Propositions That Transform Existing and Facilitate New Customer Relationships
  • 3D Printing Can Deliver Immediate Benefits to Existing Business Models While Potentially Resulting in Radically New Business Models

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