Additive impact part #1 - how additive manufacturing could disrupt your market
Everyone is talking about how 3D printing is going to change the world of manufacturing, part of the wave of Industry 4.0 innovation that will sweep aside established ways of working. That's a bit hyperbolic perhaps, but the point is that additive manufacturing (AM) does present tremendous opportunities to do things differently. The pace of adoption in each sector will depend on the characteristics of the industry - the level of regulation, for instance - and the attitude of current and potential new players towards innovation and risk. There's a great opportunity to disrupt the status quo. The question is, how can you position your business to win as this disruption occurs?