Despite Germany’s pioneering role in developing 3D additive production techniques, and their adoption by the country’s larger players, top management in many of the companies who supply those organizations is still concerned about the risks associated with these new technologies. They are potentially losing sight of major opportunities to earn money and secure competitiveness for the future. In this article, Ulrich Beckendorff, Managing Partner in Amrop’s Düsseldorf office and member of Amrop’s Global Industrial Practice takes a look at the opportunities of 3D additive production, and makes the case for re-booting Germany’s leadership in the domain.

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