Trends Report

Emerging Technology Spotlight: Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing Transforms The Products We Use Daily

October 15th, 2018
CD
Carlton Doty
With contributors:
Matthew Guarini , Annika Gunderson , Christian Austin , Patrick Carroll

Summary

Advancements in 3D-printing technology stand poised to revolutionize the way mass-produced products are made. With additive manufacturing, a technology-enabled process, manufacturers can accelerate time-to-market, reduce supply chain costs, increase returns on parts, and enable mass customization. Meanwhile, barriers to entry in manufacturing will decrease, allowing new competitors to enter and disrupt markets. CIOs and business technology leaders should read this brief to understand how to gain competitive advantage through additive methods.

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