Our new venture Kazzata.com is all about disrupting traditional spare part supply chains with 3D printing technology on-demand.
I have just read an insightful article in 3D Printing Technology . I am quoting here two paragraphs but it is worth to read the full articles.
For 3D printing, almost any existing product sector could be disrupted, almost anyone can become involved, and almost any potential set of outcome scenarios may emerge, though confined to limiting variables that we will look at shortly.
It took the 3D printing industry 20 years to reach $1 billion in size. In five additional years, the industry generated its second $1 billion. It is expected to double again, to $4 billion, in 2015. This exponential growth rate is forecast to continue until at least 2025 by which time the industry will have reached up to $600 billion.
When I am talking and lecturing about the upcoming third manufacturing revolution, I know it will not occur tomorrow. But the signs are already here and we are moving now from individual 3D printers to an array of printers that together will form a mini factory, capable of utilizing various printing technologies, various materials (including metal) and obviously the much anticipated technology of printing a part that the electrical wiring is already inside.
The University of Texas – El Paso’s W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation just secured a $2.2M grant, from the US government’s additive manufacturing program America to develop just that.
For more information read an article from engineering.com: http://bit.ly/1ecRhhG
If you are a designer or manufacturer you are invited to upload 3D printing spare part design files to our marketplace: Click HERE to start.
According to a new Mckinsey & Company report, CEOs who are already considering the implications of 3D printing technology in the future will have an advantage – as they will have a chance to develop early in-house technical expertise which can be put to work in an efficient manner.
I think we are included in this group with kazzata.com, isn’t it?