Additive design and manufacturing processes are catalysts for technical innovations or even revolutions. The spread of additive manufacturing will have significant and disruptive effects on some industries. We have put together five cases that show where the journey might go.
The World Economic Forum has presented its first "Readiness for the Future of Production Report". It assesses how well positioned the world's economies are in the run-up to the fourth industrial revolution. Japan and the United States are ahead of the pack in transforming their production systems towards digitized production.