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3D Printing

Additive manufacturing paths to performance, innovation and growth

Additive manufacturing — popularly known as 3D printing — is a set of innovative technologies that offers the potential to transform manufacturing over the next decade. Understanding how AM technologies can complement traditional manufacturing processes can help businesses craft strategies to improve performance, drive innovation and speed growth.

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  • 3D opportunity for the automotive industry: Additive manufacturing hits the road
    New developments in additive manufacturing processes will likely benefit production within the automotive industry as well as alter traditional manufacturing and supply chain pathways.
  • The 3D opportunity primer: The basics of additive manufacturing
    If the past is prologue, the role that additive manufacturing plays in the manufacturing value chain will likely grow in scope, scale and complexity.
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  • 3D opportunity in medical technology: Additive manufacturing comes to life
    Additive manufacturing capabilities align well with the needs of the medical device segment, enhancing product customization and enabling efficient, cost-effective production and delivery.

Additive Manufacturing: A 3D Opportunity

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Meet the authors

  • Mark Cotteleer
    Director, Deloitte Services LP
  • Marcus Shingles
    Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Craig Giffi
    Vice Chairman, Deloitte LLP

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