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Research and Markets: Executive Analysis of 3-D Printing in the Automotive Industry – Simplified Supply Chain Expected to Save $10 Billion Per Year by 2030

October 19, 2015
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the ” Executive Analysis of 3-D Printing in the Automotive Industry” report to their offering.

This research service analyzes the potential impact of 3-D printing on the global automotive industry. It provides insight into the fundamentals of 3-D printing technologies, as well as their current usage and future applications. While automotive original equipment manufacturers and suppliers are using this technology on a limited scale, 3-D printing is expected to have a greater effect on the supply chain and extend into automotive production. Potential disruptions to conventional production business models are analyzed, as are the challenges that 3-D printing could face. The study’s base year is 2014; the forecast period is from 2015 to 2030.

3-D printing’s impact on the automotive industry primarily has been in research and development (R&D), but OEMs are turning the corner into commercially printed parts for mainstream production.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology

3. Overview of 3-D Printing Technology

4. 3-D Printing Applications in the Automotive Industry

5. Analysis of 3-D Printing in the Automotive Supply Chain

6. 3-D Printing Ecosystem in the Automotive Industry

7. Analysis of 3-D Printing In Automotive Production

8. Future Insights into 3-D Printing in the Automotive Industry

9. Key Challenges

10. Key Conclusions and Future Outlook

11. Appendix

Companies Mentioned:

– Ford

– Local Motors

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