This white paper aims to support integrating additive manufacturing in industrial production lines. It aims to be a tool for those who work in the industrial ecosystem wishing to understand additive manufacturing’s impact on the industrial value chain.
This paper further considers and clarifies the current and future challenges associated with this disruptive technology. It describes opportunities and risks associated with changing modes of production; it imagines new standards for certifying parts; it studies new needs for human resources; and it values new technologies coming online in the field.
The paper covers five topics: identifying parts that are suitable for additive manufacturing, digitally transforming the manufacturing environment, shifting to distributed production, cybersecurity in this digital age; and scaling processes to meet industrial demand.
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