In this Executive Briefing report, Quocirca looks at the next phase of 3D printing maturity. The potential to change the way in which products are made, from conception to implementation and delivery, will have far-reaching impacts on business ecosystems, technological convergence, and sustainability. But these changes will not happen overnight. Regulatory uncertainties loom large due to the fundamentally different way 3D printed parts are constructed, and the new design paradigm will require new talent pools if the complexity and functional possibilities are to reach their true potential.
Business leaders must, therefore, have a thorough understanding of the market trends and drivers to successfully tap into the cost savings, increased flexibility, and shorter time to market these new technologies can provide.