Advances in manufacturing using 3D printing-A managerial perspective

Tin-Chih Chen, Yu Cheng Wang*

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-169
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • 3D printing
  • Deglobalisation
  • Globalisation
  • Lean enterprise management
  • Mass customization
  • Ubiquitous manufacturing

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