Additive manufacturing, or what you know as 3D printing, will be incredibly disruptive across many industries.
One could argue it will incite the biggest change ever experienced on a global scale.
In prototyping and design, it realizes concepts or products in-house, without ever dealing with a third-party manufacturer or in-house manufacturing department. Once a plan or final design is chosen, teams can print and manufacture said products locally in rapid time.
In architecture and construction, 3D printing can build structures, properties and residential dwellings in a safe, efficient and automated manner. Many materials can be used, including metals, concrete and plastics.
Industries where 3D printing makes its mark include aerospace, automotive, mobile telecom, healthcare, retail and the modern supply-chain. More than half of brands predicted they would spend more funds on 3D printing services and solutions throughout 2017. Additive manufacturing technology will change the face of the modern warehouse, as we know it.