Additive Manufacturing to Transform Inventory and Logistics

Published by , March 31, 2017 8:53 am

(TechTarget) It’s reasonable to expect inventory management to undergo a revolution across markets as the benefits of additive manufacturing become more widely known and trusted. As the technology’s quality and flexibility with various materials has increased — it already outperforms traditional manufacturing methods with ceramics and many metals — manufacturers have begun to function as Amazon does in publishing books on demand.
In this scenario, inventory isn’t stored in a warehouse. Instead, it’s a database of digital models, and components aren’t created until they’re ordered. This trend will transform inventory and logistics, and that transformation is already underway.

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