3D printing is introducing revolutionary changes to manufacturing. The prevalent 3D printers connected by the internet form a ubiquitous environment in which customers can easily access a nearby 3D printing facility, a phenomenon creating considerable business opportunities. However, some management issues on 3D printing for manufacturing were less frequently discussed, constituting a motive for this study. In this study, seven issues on the management of 3D technologies for manufacturing, including database management, trademark, copyright, and data security protection, business (including e-commerce) innovation, ubiquitous manufacturing, lean enterprise management, and globalisation and deglobalisation, are discussed.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2017|
- 3D printing
- Lean enterprise management
- Mass customization
- Ubiquitous manufacturing