Dartmouth’s D’Aveni Predicts Trade War with China Will Accelerate Additive Manufacturing in US

Published by , October 19, 2018 1:26 pm

(HarvardBusinessReview) As US companies accelerate the reshoring of items now sourced in China and rethink their supply chains, many ought to seriously consider embracing 3D printing. 3D printing is tailor-made for reshoring — bringing production back home to be closer to customers and lessen supply chain risks.
Companies that move especially quickly could pioneer the next stage of additive manufacturing. 3-D printers are versatile and can go from one kind of product to another with minimal time and cost for the switchover. Once a pan-industrial perfects its integration software, it’s likely to create a software platform for suppliers and distributors to join. That’s the only way to fully optimize the value chain around additive.

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