3D Printing Disrupts Manufacturing: How Economies of One Create New Rules of Competition

@article{Petrick20133DPD,
  title={3D Printing Disrupts Manufacturing: How Economies of One Create New Rules of Competition},
  author={I. Petrick and T. Simpson},
  journal={Research-Technology Management},
  year={2013},
  volume={56},
  pages={12 - 16}
}
Before the Industrial Revolution, goods were produced by local artisans and craftsmen relying primarily on locally available materials and selling primarily to local customers. These artisans conceived of and then made products, and they sold these products in their own small shops or out of their homes. In this environment, the customer was directly linked to the producer; there was no middleman and no supply chain. The Industrial Revolution ushered in an era of innovation in production… Expand
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