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Setting Up and Then Redistributing a 3D Printing Operation: Evidence from the Industry

  • Andrew LahyEmail author
  • Mike Wilson
  • Daniel Eyers
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Abstract

3D printing allows firms that would not traditionally engage in manufacturing to become an integral part of this value-adding activity. In this chapter we examine how these new players can enter the 3D printing market, drawing on the experiences of a major logistics service provider. A new framework for 3D printing implementation is presented, with insights from a case study highlighting the challenges of setting up a new production facility, managing growth, and geographically redistributing manufacturing.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Buckingham Business SchoolThe University of BuckinghamBuckinghamUK
  2. 2.Panalpina Centre for Manufacturing and Logistics ResearchCardiff UniversityCardiffUK
  3. 3.Logistics Manufacturing Services, Panalpina World Transport LtdBaselSwitzerland
  4. 4.Cardiff Business SchoolCardiff UniversityCardiffUK

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