publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Economic perspectives on 3D printing

Weller, Christian;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Publikationsserver der RWTH Aachen University
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
Additive Manufacturing (AM), or colloquially “3D Printing”, has been referred to as a technology that has the potential to pave the path towards a new industrial revolution. Although scholars have comprehensively investigated technological aspects of AM, economic discussions remain scarce. Trying to substantiate the current media hype surrounding AM with analytical and empirical findings, the goal of this research project is to discuss economic implications of AM technology. This is why in Part A, a comprehensive introduction to the research field is given. The introduction includes an overview of AM technology and its industry as a whole. Moreover, theoretical ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Wirtschaft, 3D printing, market structure, mass customization, willingness to pay, ddc:330
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