3D Printing, also referred to as Additive Manufacturing, is more than a new manufacturing technique. There are powerful economic incentives for adopting Additive Manufacturing on its own.

But, when combined with other emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things, Blockchain, and Intelligent Systems; 3D Printing manifests as a powerful economic stimulant for manufacturers, supply chains, and the global economy.

In this presentation Jack Shaw, voted one of the world’s Top 5 Technology Futurists, addresses the What, Why, When, Where, and How of 3D Printing, shows the impact it is already having, and explores the keystone role it will play in the digital economy of the 2020’s.

  • 3D Printing – What?
    • A Process, Not a Technology
    • A Breadth of Applications, Materials, and Products
    • Not Just for Prototypes Anymore!
  • 3D Printing – Why?
    • Speed to Market
    • Reduced Costs
    • Improved Product Quality
  • 3D Printing – When, Where and How?
    • How 3D Printing Will Impact Transportation and Logistics
    • How 3D Printing Will Impact Supply Chain Management
    • How 3D Printing Will Impact Manufacturing Processes
  • 3D Printing and the Emerging Intelligent Business Ecosystem
    • Intelligent Systems
    • Intellectual Property, Digital Rights, and Security
    • Self-Configuring Business Ecosystems


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