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March 2016

3D printing technology is at a crossroads

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There's been a lot of hype around 3D printing technology lately, with commentators using labels like "the next Industrial Revolution." Does the technology stand up to the buzz? Harvey Koeppel, SearchCIO columnist and former CIO, says yes -- and even believes that this current hype vastly underestimates the technology's potential impact. As cases in point, Koeppel lays out several industries that are currently being transformed by 3D printing technology, including aerospace, commercial manufacturing, and medicine and life sciences.

In this SearchCIO handbook, Koeppel shares 12 tips for how CIOs can seize opportunities that arise daily from 3D printing technology. In our second piece, CTO Niel Nickolaisen makes the case for how to use 3D printing and other emerging tech to assess a company's capacity to experiment and scale. In our last piece, Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski lays out how CIOs can take advantage of 3D printing to rebrand IT as an innovation partner.

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Nicole Laskowski - Senior News Director

Nicole Laskowski is a senior news director for TechTarget.Read More

Table Of Contents

  • The evolution of 3D printing
  • 3D printing a test for innovation
  • 3D printing and the CIO

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