“For the next five years, I see a strong uptake of 3D printing among manufacturers”

Manufacturers are facing some critical challenges that are reshaping the industry landscape. One of the most pressing concerns is the impact of climate change and the growing customer demand for sustainability. Consumers and subsequently regulatory bodies request more eco-friendly products, and this trend is driving manufacturers to reevaluate their processes and adopt more sustainable practices. However, implementing these changes while maintaining cost-effectiveness remains a challenge for many companies.

Another major challenge is the ongoing disruptions in the supply chain. The past few years have witnessed unprecedented events, from natural disasters to global health crises, that have severely impacted the manufacturing industry. These disruptions have highlighted the need for more agile and resilient supply chain processes. Manufacturers now face the pressure of minimizing lead times, ensuring consistent availability of critical parts, and optimizing production to cope with unexpected shifts in demand.

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