3D Printing Conference Amsterdam | June 8th 2015

Finding the Business Case for 3D Printing

June 8th 2015 |De Balie | Amsterdam


3dprint3D printing is all over the media. Many businesses and organizations have already expressed interest in the prospect of this phenomenon. Despite of the low current expertise in the industry arena 3D Printing is poised to become a unique manufacturing method to be incorporated in modelling and production processes in any part of the economy. Next to existing production methods additive manufacturing (AM) will attain a regular place within the production cyclus.

However, the initial investments for industrial 3D printing are high, whereas the developments in materials, software and the technology itself remain high paced, probably a bit too fast to follow. Furthermore the knowledge level about 3D printing in the majority of organizations is rather low. Yet, companies want to make a move.

What is the right angle? Where to start? Who to partner with? Which software, which technology and which products? But most of all: how to find the business case?

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About the Author:

Frank T. Piller is a Co-Director of the MIT Smart Customization Group at the MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and a chair professor of management at the Technology & Innovation Management Group of RWTH Aachen University, Germany, one of Europe’s leading institutes of technology. Before entering his recent position in Aachen, he worked at the MIT Sloan School of Management (2004-2007) and has been an associate professor of management at TUM Business School, Technische Universitaet Muenchen. Frequently quoted in The New York Times, The Economist, and Business Week, amongst others, Frank is regarded as one of the leading experts on strategies for customer-centric value creation, like mass customization, personalization, and innovation co-creation. His recent analysis of the crowdsourcing business model “Threadless” (co-authored with Susumu Ogawa), an innovative crowdsourcing business model in the fashion industry, has been elected as one of the Top-20 articles in MIT Sloan Management Review.