For more than a decade, manufacturing leaders have seen cycles of hype associated with additive manufacturing (AM). Although not all predictions and forecasts have become reality, the industrialization of AM has passed through different waves, yet it still manages an average yearly growth rate of 20%.
This white paper highlights four best practices and three real-world case studies to show paths for overcoming the prevalent current challenges of AM.
The aim is to help senior industry executives better understand how they can leverage AM to realize more resilient, inclusive, flexible, and sustainable production systems – creating and delivering value for companies, society, and the environment – and to incubate new collaborations and partnerships by mobilizing the global manufacturing community.
This white paper is part of the Industrialising Additive Manufacturing Initiative by the Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains Platform. Please follow these links to learn more about our other work.