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