Digital Transformation & Best Practices

Issue 05.2018

What’s Ahead for 3D printing?

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Issue 05.2018

For quite some time now, the projections for 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, have been optimistic, yet the technology has yet to become a viable option for volume production. This article looks at recent innovations, market trends, and industry attitudes that are driving the 3D printing market, as well as the challenges companies face to evolve 3D printing from a useful prototyping solution into a truly transformational replacement for the old-school subtractive manufacturing model.

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Bruce Rayner is a Contributing Editor for SourceToday. For the past 30 years, he has been a keen observer of global business and technology trends with a focus on the electronics supply base and supply chain management. His experience includes staff editor at Harvard Business Review, Editorial Director of Electronics Business magazine and EBN, Director of Thought Leadership at IHS, and Vice President of Consulting and Market Research at Technology Forecasters.

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