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100 1  Roca, Jaime,|eauthor. 
245 10 Getting Past the Hype About 3-D Printing|h[O'Reilly 
       electronic resource] /|cRoca, Jaime. 
250    1st edition 
264  1 |bMIT Sloan Management Review,|c2017. 
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520    Although additive manufacturing — also known as 3-D 
       printing — was developed back in the 1980s, lately it has 
       become increasingly talked about as managers look for ways
       to improve efficiency and reduce production costs. The 
       appeal of additive manufacturing is its potential to 
       reduce the need for expensive materials and energy, cut 
       lead times, and make supply chains more efficient.  
       Despite the promise of additive manufacturing, the authors
       argue, near-term expectations are overblown. Based on 
       dozens of interviews, study of the literature on the 
       history of materials and process technologies, industry 
       meetings, and factory visits, they have identified three 
       myths that need to be dispelled. The first myth is that 
       additive manufacturing will allow producers to make parts 
       of any complexity as easily and economically as parts that
       are manufactured in traditional ways (in other words, that
       it will make complexity “free”). The second myth is that 
       additive manufacturing will prod manufacturing to become 
       local. And the third myth is that additive manufacturing 
       will allow producers to replace mass manufacturing with 
       mass customization. In the authors’ view, none of these 
       expectations is likely to be realized in the next few 
       decades. Although the authors say that additive 
       manufacturing will make it easier to design lighter parts 
       with complex geometries and internal cavities, they point 
       to important drawbacks and restrictions. Knowing the 
       parameters of what’s possible to produce requires skills 
       that are currently scarce. There are also safety and 
       technical issues. Some of the safety concerns stem from 
       the fact that the technology is new.  Although many people
       are looking for additive manufacturing to bring 
       manufacturing closer to markets and consumers, the authors
       believe that this scenario has been exaggerated, largely 
       due to economies of scale. Despite expectations that 
       additive manufacturing will bring a decisive shift from 
       mass manufacturing to mass customization, the likelihood 
       that change will occur quickly is slim,  the authors say. 
       What’s more, they raise questions about how flexible 
       additive manufacturing will be. In theory, a good 3-D 
       printer should be capable of printing a wide range of 
       designs. In practice, though, there may be regulations 
       (particularly in safety-critical applications) about how 
       equipment can be configured. 
533    Electronic reproduction.|bBoston, MA :|cSafari,|nAvailable
       via World Wide Web.|d2017. 
538    Mode of access: World Wide Web. 
542    |fCopyright © 2017 MIT Sloan Management Review|g2017 
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700 1  Vaishnav, Parth,|eauthor. 
700 1  Mendonça, Joana,|eauthor. 
700 1  Morgan, Granger,|eauthor. 
700 1  Kietzmann, Jan,|eauthor. 
700 1  Ford, Simon,|eauthor. 
700 1  Minshall, Tim,|eauthor. 
700 1  Hart, Anastasios,|eauthor. 
700 1  Baumers, Martin,|eauthor. 
700 1  Mortara, Letizia,|eauthor. 
700 1  Marion, Tucker,|eauthor. 
710 2  Safari, an O’Reilly Media Company. 
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