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3D Printing: Perceptions, Risks, and Opportunities

16 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2014 Last revised: 9 Dec 2014

Tom Schneider

Independent

Emily Apel

Independent

Peter Brost

Independent

Jacqueline O'Leary

Independent

Michael Purtill

Independent

Anita Street

Independent

Michael Balazs

Independent

Sean S. Costigan

Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Instiutes

Stephanie Dean

Independent

Abrahem Helal

Independent

Michael Hopmeier

Independent

Adam Re

Independent

Lynne C. Webster

Independent

Date Written: November 4, 2014

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to focus on the implications and the outlook that 3D printing — sometimes referred to as additive manufacturing (AM) — presents as a technology that can be used in the context of rapid prototyping. Over six months, a group of IC analysts and private sector personnel researched this topic and took part in two workshops with presenters from academia, 3D printer manufacturing companies, government laboratory researchers and industry experts. Our analysis covers the perceptions, outlooks, and some possible controls to help understand this transformative technology as it continues to develop and expand.

Keywords: 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, Security

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Schneider, Tom and Apel, Emily and Brost, Peter and O'Leary, Jacqueline and Purtill, Michael and Street, Anita and Balazs, Michael and Costigan, Sean S. and Dean, Stephanie and Helal, Abrahem and Hopmeier, Michael and Re, Adam and Webster, Lynne C., 3D Printing: Perceptions, Risks, and Opportunities (November 4, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2533681 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2533681

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Peter Brost

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