This is a digital book in PDF-format.

The Rise of Industrial 3D-Printing explains the industrial and business use of 3D-Printing and Additive Manufacturing. While there are many sources describing 3D-Printing and Additive Manufacturing from a technology standpoint, this book describes the technologies and their use from a business and strategy perspective.

The book describes the benefits and disadvantages of Industrial 3D-Printing and explains how the technologies have advanced from their stronghold in rapid prototyping to becoming a production, manufacturing and business solution with the potential to disrupt existing business models and incumbents and empower new ones. The book provides a range of case studies that clearly describe how companies across various industries and sectors use these digital-to-physical production and manufacturing technologies to enhance their operations, value proposition and strategies. From providing descriptions and case studies the book proceeds to explain why Industrial 3D-Printing is likely to grow in adoption and use, and why the technologies are being described and considered disruptive and game changing.

The Rise of Industrial 3D-Printing has been written to be a reference and starting point for business owners, investors, managers and decision makers interested in understanding the value and opportunities that Industrial 3D-Printing provides, not only in the future but also what is possible here and now. Being published in 2017 the book brings forward some of the latest findings and news to draw time relevant conclusions based on the latest trends and events.

The book gives its readers:
> A description of what 3D-Printing, Additive Manufacturing and Industrial 3D-Printing are about (technologies, materials, costs, capabilities).
> An understanding of the advantages, opportunities, disadvantages and challenges of Industrial 3D-Printing in a business context.
> 40+ case studies of companies across different sectors and industries using Industrial 3D-Printing.
> An explanation why Industrial 3D-Printing is considered disruptive.
> A description of the major trends pushing the advancement and adoption of Industrial 3D-Printing.
> An understanding why business owners, managers and decision should take a look at Industrial 3D-Printing.