The Limits of 3-D Printing

Holweg, Matthias (2015) The Limits of 3-D Printing. Harvard Business Review.


Contrary to what some say, 3D printing is not going to revolutionize the manufacturing sector, rendering traditional factories obsolete. The simple fact of the matter is the economics of 3D printing now and for the foreseeable future make it an unfeasible way to produce the vast majority of parts manufactured today. So instead of looking at it as a substitute for existing manufacturing, we should look to new areas where it can exploit its unique capabilities to complement traditional manufacturing processes.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: 3D printing
Subject(s): Operations management
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2016 13:55
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2016 13:55
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