Het nieuwe 3D-printen (The Evolution of 3D Printing): Hybrid Wholesale
3D printing - also referred to as additive manufacturing - has shifted from creating prototypes to actual production. Up until now the focus has primarily been on producing unique or small product series. However, in the future this will shift to a regular production cycle.
In this article Onno Ponfoort explores 3D printing. He describes the characteristics of three potential business models and translates them into three core values: 'Balancing end of Stock', 'Continuous product improvement' and 'Parts on demand'. In addition, he also explores a revolutionary model in further depth: Hybrid Wholesale.
This artcle was previously published in English.
TCT Magazine (august 12, 2012)