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Impact of 3-D Printing Analysis Released

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Oct. 9, 2015—On Thursday, Frost & Sullivan released “Executive Analysis of 3-D Printing in the Automotive Industry,” a report providing insight into the potential impact of 3-D printing, as well as current usage and future applications of the technology.

The analysis looks at the potential impact of 3-D printing on the global automotive industry. It provides insight into the fundamentals of 3-D printing technologies, as well as its current usage and future applications.

While automotive original equipment manufacturers and suppliers are currently using this technology on a limited scale, 3-D printing is expected to have a greater effect on the supply chain and extend into automotive production. Potential disruptions to conventional production business models are analyzed, as are the challenges that 3-D printing could face.

The study’s base year is 2014; the forecast period is from 2015–2030.

Key Questions this Study will Answer

  • What is the current status of 3-D printing in the automotive industry, and what are the leading companies using 3-D printing technology?
  • What are the basics of 3-D printing, and how has the technology enabled the automotive industry to lower costs?
  • What are the challenges that companies now face with 3-D printing implementation, as well as for full-scale adoption of the technology?
  • With advances in 3-D printing technology and materials, how will it affect the automotive industry, either in production, supply chain, or aftermarket areas?
  • What problems may automotive OEMs encounter as the 3-D printing industry as a whole continues to evolve?

For a link to purchase the full 68-page report, click here

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