THE JOURNAL OF EXPORT CONTROLS AND SANCTIONS

Issue 43, September 2015

Ship a design, not a product! Is 3D printing a threat to export controls?

Siemens predicts that 3D printing will become 50% cheaper and up to 400% faster in the next five years. TNT Express Germany is preparing for ‘the 3D printing era’. Export control practitioners..

Siemens predicts that 3D printing will become 50% cheaper and up to 400% faster in the next five years. TNT Express Germany is preparing for ‘the 3D printing era’. Export control practitioners must likewise be prepared, writes Martin Palmer.   The revolution in 3D printing is taking the world by storm. Companies are already building 3D manufacturing into their business processes and reaping the considerable benefits of improved product quality, faster production and at a lower cost. A new business opportunity is developing for 3D printing service fulfilment, with companies specialising in offering 3D printing services, removing the need to...

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