Advances in manufacturing using 3D printing - a managerial perspective
by Tin-Chih Toly Chen; Yu-Cheng Wang
International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services (IJIMS), Vol. 4, No. 3, 2017

Abstract: 3D printing is introducing revolutionary changes to manufacturing. The prevalent 3D printers connected by the internet form a ubiquitous environment in which customers can easily access a nearby 3D printing facility, a phenomenon creating considerable business opportunities. However, some management issues on 3D printing for manufacturing were less frequently discussed, constituting a motive for this study. In this study, seven issues on the management of 3D technologies for manufacturing, including database management, trademark, copyright, and data security protection, business (including e-commerce) innovation, ubiquitous manufacturing, lean enterprise management, and globalisation and deglobalisation, are discussed.

Online publication date: Thu, 02-Nov-2017

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