New Bit by Bit paper on the economic implications of additive manufacturing

At the invitation of Prof.  Frédéric Theisse, Chair of Information Systems Engineering as the University of Würzburg, the Bit by Bit team recently joined forces with collaborators at the University of Stuttgart, RWTH Aachen University and Darmstadt University of Technology on a paper about the future of additive manufacturing.

The resulting article “Economic Implications of Additive Manufacturing and the Contribution of MIS” provides an overview  of additive manufacturing as an industrial manufacturing technique; describes how additive manufacturing may enable a shift from user innovation to user manufacturing; discusses the impact of the technology on economy and society, and envisions a research agenda for 3D printing-enabled re-distributed manufacturing. No prizes for guessing what we contributed!

The article will soon be published in Business & Information Systems Engineering and is now available to read online.

[Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/creative_tools/15709692030%5D

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