logo2xAs 3D printing technology continues to expand in capability and accessibility, it has played an increasingly integral part in the rise of “Industry 4.0”. The term describes an ongoing trend of automation and data exchange with emerging manufacturing technologies like additive manufacturing, robotics, virtual/augmented reality, and others. Though these different methods of disruptive tech are oftentimes utilized in unison with each other, it’s hard to gauge how they will continue to interact in the near future.

To help provide insight into the disruptive nature of these manufacturing technologies, leading market research store Research and Markets recently released the Adoption of Disruptive Technologies Transforming Manufacturing report. The informative resource is widely known across the industry for their in-depth analysis on the global 3D printing market, as well as graphene, 4D technology, and much more. In their latest report, Research & Markets provides insight into 3D printing technology alongside VR, AR, advanced robotics, and Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT).

adoption_of_disruptive_technologies_transformingThe new research offering showcases the emergence of digital manufacturing technologies in light of Industry 4.0 and smart factories. The report offers a look at how disruptive technologies like 3D printing have not only impacted the future of manufacturing, but product design as well. The assessment study seeks to answer questions about how Industry 4.0 has risen to significance, how these disruptive technologies are transforming manufacturing, the key benefits and challenges of each, their potential in the future, and much more.

3D printing technology is one of the key topics covered in the report, examined in the third section entitled “3D Printing: Rapid Transformation Force in the Manufacturing Industry”. This overarching section is broken down into the following eight categories:

  • 3.1: How is 3D Printing Transforming Manufacturing?
  • 3.2: 3D Printing: A Technology Overview of Selected Techniques
  • 3.3: 3D Printing: Drivers and Challenges Influencing Adoption
  • 3.4: 3D Printing: Drivers Explained
  • 3.5: 3D Printing: Challenges Explained
  • 3.6: 3D Printing: Market Overview
  • 3.7: 3D Printing: Key Adopters
  • 3.8: 3D Printing: Product/Solution Providers

The report continues to raise the same critical questions for advanced robotics, VR, AR, and the IIOT, tying them all together as disruptive technologies that are poised to shape the future of Industry 4.0. In addition to the comprehensive probe into each manufacturing technology covered in the report, the analysis also includes a strategic assessment on how each one will likely transform manufacturing by the year 2025.

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The “Adoption of Disruptive Technologies Transforming Manufacturing” report also offers strategic planning, insight into key patents, and analyst insights on 3D printing technology and beyond. All in all, Research and Markets have once again conjured up an informative analysis into the potential of additive manufacturing. This time around, however, they group 3D printing technology with other emerging manufacturing technologies to help decipher the continuing rise of Industry 4.0 and smart factories. Discuss in the Disruptive Technologies forum at 3DPB.com.

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