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For consumer goods companies, 3D printing has the potential to create packaging or plastic product prototypes at a greater speed and at a lower cost than ever before. This means that a wider range of products can be tested effectively, and companies have a better chance of sending the best possible products and packaging off into full scale production. There is also potential for mass customization, as 3D printing can receive digitally produced customer designs and turn them into bespoke products.
This report provides an overview of 3D printing in consumer goods. It looks at how particular printing technologies have been implemented, and how popular their uptake has been. Furthermore, it assesses the impact that COVID-19 has had on this technology and what the future holds for additive manufacturing.
- 3D Printing has moved beyond prototyping to become a form of manufacture in its own right.
- 4D Printing, the use of "smart materials" that respond to external stimuli will be the next innovation space to emerge.
- Additive manufacturing is far more extensive than it may appear. Some FMCG brands have held patents for years, indicating an already robust knowledge of printing technology.
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Table of Contents
- Executive summary
- Technology briefing
- Consumer attitudes
- Impact on goods and services
- Industry analysis
- Value chain
- Further reading
- Thematic research methodology
- About the Publisher
A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:
- Procter & Gamble
- Graphic Packaging Holding