The future of manufacturing and the role of 3D printing

Over the next 5 to 10 years, new technologies will play a significant role in reshaping how we design and product products. 3D printing is one of the top technologies that will have an influence. Are you ready?

95% of top performers will change the way their products are designed and engineered.

89% of top performers will look at new ways to design to take advantage of 3D printing.

Reasons driving top performers to adopt 3D printing:

  • 67% Reduce lead time for tooling
  • 48% Opportunities for mass customization
  • 44% Manufacturing location flexibility
  • 30% Reduced material waste
  • 26% Lightweighting, improved energy efficiency
  • 26% Improved service/ reduce spare parts inventory

Learn more about the future of product design, engineering and manufacturing and the role 3D printing will play, in this infographic.

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