Executive Analysis of 3-D Printing in the Automotive Industry

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This research service analyzes the potential impact of 3-D printing on the global automotive industry. It provides insight into the fundamentals of 3-D printing technologies, as well as their current usage and future applications. While automotive original equipment manufacturers and suppliers are using this technology on a limited scale, 3-D printing is expected to have a greater effect on the supply chain and extend into automotive production. Potential disruptions to conventional production business models are analyzed, as are the challenges that 3-D printing could face. The study’s base year is 2014; the forecast period is from 2015 to 2030.

Table of Contents

Executive SummaryExecutive Summary—Key FindingsExecutive Summary—Adoption of 3-D Printing in the Auto IndustryExecutive Summary—Global Economic IncentivesExecutive Summary—3-D Printing Market PotentialExecutive Summary—Disruption of Manufacturing Business ModelsExecutive Summary—Select 3-D Printing TechnologiesExecutive Summary—Centralized 3-D Printing Supply ChainExecutive Summary—Economic Impact of 3-D Printing on ProductionExecutive Summary—Barriers to Entry for 3-D Printing in the IndustryExecutive Summary—Benefits Achieved in Automotive Prototyping Executive Summary—Benefits Achieved in Automotive Prototyping (continued) Executive Summary—Automotive 3-D Printing Ecosystem Executive Summary—Key Findings and Future OutlookResearch Scope, Objectives, Background, and MethodologyResearch Scope and Objectives Research Aim and Objectives Key Questions this Study will AnswerResearch Background and MethodologyResearch Background and Methodology (continued)Key Companies Compared in this StudyAssociated MultimediaOverview of 3-D Printing TechnologyOverview—Fundamentals and Attributes of 3-D Printing Overview—Impact of 3-D Printing on the Automotive Value Chain Overview—3-D Printing Technology Attributes3-D Printing Applications in the Automotive IndustryKey Takeaways—Industry Applications3-D Printing Business Value PropositionTimeline and Activities of 3-D Printing at FordLocal Motors Strati: A Complete 3-D Printed CarDivergent Microfactories Nodal Technology3-D Printing at Other Global OEMs 3-D Printing at Automotive SuppliersAnalysis of 3-D Printing in the Automotive Supply ChainKey Takeaways—Supply Chain AnalysisEffects of Centralized 3-D Printing on Automotive Supply ChainLogistical Analysis of Centralized 3-D Printing Logistical Analysis of Centralized 3-D Printing (continued) Economic Impacts of 3-D Printing on the Automotive Supply Chain3-D Printing Ecosystem in the Automotive IndustryAutomotive 3-D Printing Ecosystem Automotive 3-D Printing Ecosystem (continued) Analysis of 3-D Printing In Automotive ProductionKey Takeaways–3-D Printing ProductionEconomic Impact of 3-D Printing on Automotive ProductionTheoretical Production Analysis of Brake Disc Rotors Theoretical Production Analysis of Brake Disc Rotors (continued) Theoretical Production Analysis of Brake Disc Rotors (continued)Future Insights into 3-D Printing in the Automotive IndustryKey Takeaways–Future InsightsExpected Trends in 3-D Printing in the Automotive IndustryDisruption of Conventional Manufacturing Business ModelsImpact of Microfactories on the Aftermarket Industry3-D Printing Innovators and Disruptors 3-D Printing Innovators and Disruptors (continued)Key ChallengesKey Challenges Facing the Automotive IndustryLegal IssuesKey Conclusions and Future OutlookKey Conclusions Key Findings and Future OutlookThe Last Word—3 Big PredictionsLegal DisclaimerAppendixMarket Engineering Methodology

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