Asia Pacific is the world’s largest manufacturing market. It currently represents half of the $12 trillion global manufacturing industry, and continues to evolve and grow. The main players in the region – a diverse and dynamic collection of global brands, huge contract manufacturers and materials leaders – are all rapidly innovating and transforming themselves to meet the needs of our evolving marketplace.
This is exciting for all of us in the region. But there is a more exciting opportunity on the horizon: to begin upending the manufacturing process through 3D printing. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process through which objects are assembled layer by layer out of plastic, resin, or powdered metal. It is fast and it is efficient. And a result, it can shorten the product-development life cycle and cut costs on the assembly line.