3D Printing

Accelerator > Intelligent Devices

3D printing makes manufacturing more accessible, local, scalable and efficient, enabling both industries and consumers

3D printing makes manufacturing more accessible, local, scalable and efficient, enabling both industries and consumers

Definition

  • Process of creating physical objects from computer-generated three-dimensional models usually by building up layers of plastic or other materials (also known as "Additive Manufacturing")

Outlook

  • Lower cost of 3D printers, raw materials, peripherals and softwares
  • Creation of new marketplaces focused on design specifications rather than physical products
  • Increased co-localization of design and manufacturing functions
  • Widespread adoption and larger scale applications in fields such as medicine, construction and automotive

Implications

  • Enabling individuals and small businesses to become successful manufacturers as part of Do-It-Yourself movement
  • Promoting personalization and customization of products
  • Decreasing cost of innovation with low-cost, rapid turnaround prototypes
  • Contributing to migration of manufacturing from low-cost to high-skilled geographies
How might you use 3D printing to accelerate product innovation, customize products, reduce inventory, monetize designs, or improve manufacturing processes?
PROOF POINTS
BRIEFINGS

AcceleratingBiz® is a trademark of MangoStrategy, LLC

CONTACT

   +1 617-588-3400
Become part of the community!

Receive the latest AcceleratingBiz updates and access member-only content




© 2013-2017 MangoStrategy, LLC   |   Read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service