Future of Manufacturing & 3D Printing


Future of Manufacturing & 3D Printing

The future of 3D printing is promising and has become an increasingly important cornerstone of the manufacturing renaissance.

As technology use continues to rise, conversations about additive manufacturing and 3D printing are a lot more realistic and focused on the “now” than they were just two years ago. Then, companies debated the financial and technological case to convert from traditional manufacturing processes to 3D printing. Now, there’s an irrefutable amount of business use-cases and benefits for those who successfully adopt and use additive manufacturing as a mainstream technology.

Today, the power in 3D printing isn’t conceptual anymore; it’s fact.

Industries such as healthcare, automotive, and aerospace and defense have witnessed significant business transformations in their product development and production systems, driven by the maturation of additive technologies.

For example, interior aircraft parts like ducting, vents and airflow mechanisms created with additive manufacturing put designers and engineers in a position to make them lighter, reduce the number of parts in an assembly, and adjust to tighter cabin interiors. 3D printing provides designers and companies with the freedom to experiment with more effective part shapes and find new parts that have fewer potential points of failure. These kinds of capabilities give manufacturers flexibility during product development, but also help them keep page with demanding production cycles.

With our Future of Manufacturing infographic, discover and share how new technologies such as 3D printing and additive manufacturing will reshape the future of manufacturing, and revolutionize the way we design and produce products.

  • 95% of Top Performers will change the way products are designed and engineered
  • 89% will find new ways to take advantage of 3D printing
  • 67% report 3D printing improves responsiveness to customer needs
Tech Clarity Infographic