Open Access

Table 3

clusters of intellectual structure.

Node Cluster Title of Node (article) Main contribution
Berman, B. (2012) 1 3-D printing: The new industrial revolution This article examines the characteristics and applications of 3-D printing, as well as how it compares to other manufacturing processes such as mass customization and other forms of customization. Using the argument that 3-D printing allows to produce small quantities of customised goods at a relatively low cost. Even though it is currently used primarily for the production of prototypes and mock-ups, there are a number of promising applications in the production of replacement parts, dental crowns, artificial limbs, and bridge manufacturing.
Kietzmann, J., Pitt, L., & Berthon, P. (2015) 1 Disruptions, decisions, and destinations: Enter the age of 3-D printing and additive
The authors provided an overview of the fundamentals of 3-D printing for managers, as well as some of the decisions that they will need to make. The paper discusses the potential disruptions that technology may cause, as well as the implications of these disruptions for businesses and consumers. Aside from that, the authors brought attention to the legal and ethical issues that the technology will present to policymakers in the future. While the authors have begun to speculate about the possible directions that 3-D printing technology will take in the future, astute managers in almost every industry will want to keep a closer eye on the technology as it continues to develop and evolve.
Laplume, A. O., Petersen, B., & Pearce, J. M. (2016) 1 Global value chains from a 3D printing perspective The authors raise concerns about the impact of open-source additive manufacturing technologies on GVC configuration in the future. Suggestion that the adoption of 3D printing technology in a particular industry is linked to a shift toward shorter, more scattered global value chains. As a result, in some industries, new manufacturing technology is expected to push manufacturing value chains closer to end-users and more localised.
Rayna, T., & Striukova, L. (2016) 1 From rapid prototyping to home fabrication: How 3D printing is changing business model innovation This article demonstrates how 3D printing technologies have the potential to revolutionise business model innovation by enabling adaptable business models and applying the ‘rapid prototyping’ concept to the process.
Johnson, M. W., Christensen, C. M., & Kagermann, H. (2008) 2 Reinventing Your Business Model The authors discuss how firms can successfully change their business models
Teece, D. J. (2010) 2 Business Models, Business
Strategy and Innovation
The author investigates the importance of business models in relation to company strategy, innovation management, and economic theory.
Rayna, T., Striukova, L., & Darlington, J. (2015) 3 Co-creation and user innovation: The role of online 3D printing platforms A taxonomy of online 3D printing platforms was created based on the study's 22 platforms' specific offerings. The taxonomy of 3D printing platforms and the typology of co-creation were then integrated to analyse their function in open innovation with customers. It was found that, while existing online 3D printing systems clearly enable cocreation, they do not necessarily enable companies to directly utilise user creativity. While technical advancements are projected to provide chances for user creativity, many platforms do not fully utilise current technologies.
Weller, C., Kleer, R., & Piller, F. T. (2015) 3 Economic implications of 3D printing: Market structure models in light of additive manufacturing revisited The authors opine that under a monopoly, adopting AM allows a company to maximise revenues by collecting customer surplus while providing personalised items in a flexible manner. Meanwhile, in competitive markets, competition is sparked by AM's capacity to decrease barriers to market entrance and service numerous markets at the same time. Consumers should benefit from decreased pricing because of this.

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