Gartner Research

Prepare for the Inevitable: Resilience Enabled by 3D Printing

Published: 15 May 2018

ID: G00344193

Analyst(s): Pete Basiliere , Roberta Witty

Summary

CIOs understand the need for information technology resilience. However, their IT organization will also be intimately involved with manufacturing's recovery from a continuity event. Our research assesses how 3D printing enables manufacturing's resilience while raising critical IT support issues.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • In-House and Supply Chain Providers' Equipment May Become Unusable and Replacements May Not Be Available as a Result of a Business Disruption
  • 3D-Printed Replacement Parts Offer a Viable Solution When Replacement Equipment Is Not Readily Available
  • Semiannual Exercises of 3D Print Outsourcing to Service Bureaus Offer the Means to Produce Temporary and Permanent Replacement of Parts and Machinery
  • Summary

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