Professor Joel West (KGI)
Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 12noon, Room B301KGI
The Business and Economic Impacts of 3D Printing
The convergence of 3D printing (additive manufacturing) with developments like open source licensing, repositories to share 3D data and files, and platforms to access manufacturing capacity has created an environment where innovation is flourishing, but also where current regulatory schemes and business models are ill equipped to deal with this changing landscape. While 3D printing has been largely covered by research from the engineering discipline, currently also management scholars and economists are starting to join the debate. In this workshop, we strive to explore the field and exchange ideas for research, share results from early projects, and co-create opportunities for future joint projects.