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Disruptive Technologies: 3-D Printing Drives Supply Chain Shift

Access, customizability may make manufacturing a more local endeavor

May 10, 2014

The media is talking about 3-D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, more than ever. But adoption of the technology in everyday use is far from widespread. This article examines the role of 3-D printing in manufacturing today and how it might change the supply chain in the future.

This article is part of MDM’s Disruptive Technologies Special Report.

This article includes:

  • Current applications for 3-D printing
  • Barriers to widespread use of 3-D printing
  • The potential impact on the supply chain of the future

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