A recent Forbes article described a PwC report that detailed 7 ways manufacturing firms confide 3D printing helps thembecome more competitive.  They argue:

  1. Increasingly (71.1%), responding companies use the the technology for prototypes and final parts.
  2. Over half believe its use will be expanded to include high-volume production within 5 years.
  3. Surprisingly, only a quarter predict Additive Manufacturing will disrupt their supply chains in the short term.
  4. Almost 53% feel 3D printing will gain a greater foothold in the parts/products after-market.
  5. A majority (64%) anticipate Additive Manufacturing will be used to reproduce obsolete components.
  6. Of those organizations that already use 3D printing, more than half believe their peers will adopt the technology within 5 years.
  7. Firms continue to believe that technology costs and qualified labor shortages will slow greater adoption of 3D printing use.

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