How can Ford use additive manufacturing to speed up its product-development process, improve its competitiveness, and create value for the consumer?
BMW releases the new awe-inspiring i8 roadster becoming the first OEM to mass produce a printed component for a road car. Is this the start of a technology revolution in auto manufacturing?
Gantri (a new design company based in San Francisco) uses 3D printing to create light fixtures that are designed by independent artists from around the world.
Additive manufacturing in jewelry has enabled rapid prototyping of customer-specific designs, improved the speed and accuracy of creating wax molds, and is beginning to disrupt traditional production methods with the direct printing of finished products using precious metal powders.
PepsiCo employed 3D printing to create the RUFFLES Deep Ridged masterpiece. Under Nooyi's leadership, the corporation greatly expanded its innovation capabilities; however, other innovation programs may be superseding additive manufacturing at PepsiCo.
Heineken engages in co-creation with its global consumers as a core part of its innovation strategy.
The rise of additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing) promises to revolutionize how companies build products. Ford Motor Company is revolutionizing the very production processes it popularized by adopting 3D printing and a renewed vision of cost savings and product innovation.