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Next-Shoring: New Frontier For Manufacturing?
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Ariella
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Ariella,
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9/3/2014 | 1:35:46 PM
new frontier
"Rather, companies need to make sure they have the tools to stay on the cutting edge, sensing trends before they hit, working closely with partners and employees to analyze, brainstorm, prototype, test, and go to market."

3D printing can be a huge benefit there, allowing rapid prototyping and testing to get products to market faster. 
Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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9/4/2014 | 2:57:00 AM
Re: new frontier
Agreed, 3D printing is a technology that can change the shape of manufacturing and logistics, etc. Next-Shoring has the potential to change the shape of global economics. For instance, if designs can be sold then a firm will not take an extra step to manufacture the product and the consumer would locally print it out. Large producers already operate on a similar model due to their scale. Chip manufactures have split into architecture designers and fabricators.  


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