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3D Printing – A New Industrial Revolution

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  • George Cornel Dumitrescu

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  • Ion Alexandru Tanase

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Along the history, the people`s inquisitive minds invented technologies that changed the economic landscape in ways difficult to imagine for previous generations. Among the so-called “disruptive technologies” that marked the progress of humanity: the printing press, the mechanization of the textile industry, electricity, the assembly line, nuclear energy, programmable computer, the digitalization of production, namely additive manufacturing or 3D printing seems to represent a new economic paradigm, changing the output pattern fundamentally. Our paper aims at unveiling the main features (SWOT analysis) and economic implications of this new disruptive technology, identifying the main players and sectors based on the available literature and statistical data.

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  • George Cornel Dumitrescu & Ion Alexandru Tanase, 2016. "3D Printing – A New Industrial Revolution," Knowledge Horizons - Economics, Faculty of Finance, Banking and Accountancy Bucharest,"Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University Bucharest, vol. 8(1), pages 32-39, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:khe:journl:v:8:y:2016:i:1:p:32-39
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    1. Berman, Barry, 2012. "3-D printing: The new industrial revolution," Business Horizons, Elsevier, vol. 55(2), pages 155-162.
    2. George Cornel Dumitrescu, 2015. "Human Capital in the Context of Economic Growth," Knowledge Horizons - Economics, Faculty of Finance, Banking and Accountancy Bucharest,"Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University Bucharest, vol. 7(2), pages 22-30, June.
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