3D Printing Manufacturing - Jabil

From its initial conception, 3D printing has had the potential to completely transform how goods are manufactured. But even 20 years after 3D printing was ...
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From its initial conception, 3D printing has had the potential to completely transform how goods are manufactured. But even 20 years after 3D printing was introduced, manufacturers must address diverse challenges. In our exploration of the current realities in this arena, 303 professionals responsible for 3D printing at manufacturing companies were surveyed.

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? HOW MANUFACTURERS USE 3D PRINTING 81%

USE 3D PRINTING

3D PRINTING IS COMMON BUT EXTENT OF USE IS LIMITED

33%

36%

70%

Production Parts

Prototyping

Tooling & Fixtures

28%

16%

5%

Repair

Bridge Production

Other

MATERIALS USED IN 3D PRINTING

81%

34%

32%

Composites

Plastics/Polymers

8%

Metals

Ceramics

3D PRINTING USE IS GROWING DRAMATICALLY STAKEHOLDERS EXPECT SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH

23%

Increase 5X or more

40%

Increase 2X or more

85%

30%

Increase Somewhat

OF MANUFACTURERS WANT TO BE THE FIRST FOLLOWER IN THEIR INDUSTRY TO ADOPT 3D PRINTING DIFFERENT ROLES EXPECT TO AT LEAST DOUBLE THEIR 3D PRINTING USE

Executives

Team Managers

78%

Individual Contributors

64%

52%

WHO CHAMPIONS THE ADOPTION OF 3D PRINTING?

70%

Engineering & Development

13%

29%

50%

Production & Manufacturing

Operations

Procurement

12%

Brand

TRANSFORMING MANUFACTURING WITH 3D PRINTING

88%

PARTICIPANTS FROM NORTH AMERICA BELIEVE 3D PRINTING WILL INCREASE OPPORTUNITIES TO ON-SHORE, RATHER THAN OFF-SHORE

91%

SAY 3D PRINTING CHANGED OR WILL CHANGE THE WAY WE THINK AND OPERATE

TOP SIX BENEFITS OF 3D PRINTING

TOP SIX CHALLENGES OF 3D PRINTING No in-house expertise

Faster time to market of new ideas

Cost of system equipment

Innovation in product design and performance

Cost of materials

Speed production times

Part quality

Increased customization and personalization

Limited selection of materials

Design freedom

Technology limitations

Cost reduction

PRODUCTION USING 3D PRINTING INDUSTRIES UTILIZING 3D PRINTING FOR PRODUCTION PARTS INCLUDE:

41% Medical 35% Aerospace

93%

29% Electronics 23% Tooling 19% Automotive

REPORT THEY EXPECT TO USE 3D PRINTING FOR PRODUCTION PARTS IN THE NEXT 3-5 YEARS

SURVEY DEMOGRAPHICS 23%

Electronics

17%

JOB LEVEL

3%

Footwear & Apparel

4%

53%

Team Manager

Consumer Goods

Tooling

15%

4%

INDUSTRIES REPRESENTED

Medical

Individual Contributor

Construction

5%

12%

Aerospace

Executive

Food & Beverage

Automotive

9%

30%

9%

Consultant

Other

15% 2%

ROLE

31%

40%

38%

Operations or Supply Chain

22% 1,000 Employees

COMPANY SIZE

20% Design or Engineering

16% Procurement, Purchasing or Sourcing

15%

13%

5%

General Business Executive

Research and Development

Packaging or Brand

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