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UPS and SAP launch an on-demand manufacturing network for 3D printing

Posted by Steve Schram on May 20, 2016 at 10:37 AM

Originally published on May 18, 2016 on Tech Republic by Hope Reese.

Despite advances in the speed, cost, and quality of 3D printing, barriers to entry still remain for many companies. The machines are not always cost-efficient. Sometimes only small-batch jobs are needed. And the printers and products can take up space and resources.

Indeed, according to a recent survey of 120 manufacturers by PwC, 42% believed the machines were too expensive, 25% saw them as too slow, and 33% raised issues around the quality of the products.

UPS and SAP are proposing a solution to these problems.

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