Gartner’s 2017 Hype Cycle Update for 3D Printing

Published by , July 25, 2017 2:32 pm

(Gartner)  Gartner Research has published its 2017 “Hype Cycle Update for 3D Printing.” Gartner Hype Cycles provide a graphic representation of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications, and how they are potentially relevant to solving real business problems and exploiting new opportunities. Gartner Hype Cycle methodology provides a view of how a technology or application will evolve over time, providing a sound source of insight to manage its deployment within the context of your specific business goals.
A myriad of 3D printing technologies are rapidly evolving, creating new opportunities to disrupt business models in a variety of industries. This research explores the “hype” and hurdles and is a resource for CIOs and business leaders to create value via applying 3DP technologies. The cycle stages are discussed for: On the Rise, At the Peak, Sliding into the Trough, Climbing the Slope, and Entering the Plateau.

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