As customers increasingly expect products to meet their individual needs, additive manufacturing presents a rapidly growing opportunity for consumer goods companies worldwide. Meeting consumers’ demands will require nothing less than the reinvention of manufacturing. We are making customisation possible – and affordable – by helping companies turn new technology into commercially viable, practical solutions.
We are using additive manufacturing (also known as high speed 3D printing) to give consumer goods companies new opportunities to tailor the product offerings for individual consumers or customers.
We are developing new technology to enable them to produce customised products on a larger scale and at speeds approaching existing production lines.
We are going beyond what is achievable using current manufacturing technologies by bringing full digital capability into play, allowing for the customisation of physical appearance, internal structure, texture, content and functionality of mass produced goods. Our technical digital manufacturing solution is underpinned by the development of smarter logistics and sourcing arrangements.
Wil Schoenmakers, PA's head of consumer products, comments on the potential of additive manufacturing in the Financial Times article "3D printing: Additive process lays it on thick" .
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