ING report claims 3D printing will make over $6 trillion of goods within 40 years

ING report claims 3D printing will make over $6 trillion of goods within 40 years

A new report from ING, a Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation, finds that 3D printing could account for over half of all manufacturing within 40 years. Using current figures the value of such goods would be more than $6 trillion leading to headlines such as “3D printing to wipe out 25% of world trade by 2060.” The ING report, “ 3D Printing: a threat to global trade ” predicts that U.S. imports will decline, easing a trade deficit with countries including China, Mexico and Germany, locally printed car parts will increase jobs at US-based automotive factories and […]

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