TNO study: impact of 3D printing on logistics processes

10 October 2014

Additive manufacturing, better known as 3D printing, is being regarded as the third industrial revolution. It is a technology that enables products to be manufactured whole, layer by layer, from different materials. Developments are progressing rapidly and will drastically affect manufacturing practice. Transport and logistics will also feel the impact. TNO undertook a study ‘The impact of 3D printing on supply chain management’.
3D printing will have a major impact on how goods are distributed in the future. If you can get a variety of products manufactured nearby using 3D printers, then there will be all kinds of significant shifts in transport (News Item TNO, 26 September 2014).
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Click here for the study (9.33 MB).
3D printing is one of the topics at the NVC General Meeting of Members on 27 November. You are welcome to join us!

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