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Emerging Technology Status - 3D Printing

From the Emerging Technologies Blog
UPDATED WEEKLY - Today all organizations depend on technological innovation in order to sustain their existence. Analysis of emerging technologies and identification of those technologies with the greatest potential is essential to being prepared for upcoming projects. The objective of this blog is to establish future oriented technology analysis and insights. This blog was established to provide program and project managers with information about these emerging technologies. These emerging technologies have far reaching repercussions for program and project managers. This blog will jump-start the learning process and allow program and project managers to become proactive.

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3D printing is not just one of those new/emerging technologies.  In the next few years, is believed that 3D printing will be one of the top technology disruptors that will be impacting virtually every industrial segment - no exception.  It is expected to kill millions of jobs while creating far less new jobs.  Today, about 18 percent of organizations have 10 or more 3D printers in use according to Gartner.  Forecasters believe that the global 3D printing market will robustly grow robustly and reach $21 billion by 2020.  One recent publication reported that 2.5 percent of 3D printers are being used to produce products that CAN’T be created using conventional methods?  That is a real breakthrough.  3D printing is really early on in its development.  Its capabilities and value will only continue to increase and cause disruption to current practices and models as the technology matures.  We can all expect more programs and projects involving 3D printing in our future.

Posted on: May 21, 2016 12:43 PM | Permalink

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This is interesting. Thanks for sharing.

3D printing is amazing. I believe in a few years most households will have them.

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