3D printing’s present and future impact on the supply chain

Great to see others picking up the wider implications of 3D printing on businesses!


There was a time not too long ago that the latest 3D-printing achievement—a car, satellite antenna, or even a house—dominated news cycles. The hype bolstered awareness of the technology, but it didn’t truly demonstrate 3D printing’s full impact—namely, its business impact. Increasingly, the technology’s true potential is being realized by more companies as they integrate it into their manufacturing processes.

(Image Credit: Stratasys Direct Manufacturing)One particular benefit of the technology is how it is reshaping supply chains. 3D printing has yet to completely revolutionize the entire supply chain, as some predicted at the height of the technology’s hype cycle, but it nonetheless has dramatically impacted the supply chain.

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