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Is 3D Printing the Future of Logistics for UPS? -
So who will end up owning local 3D printer facilities? Logistics/shipping/supply chain companies, real estate firms, or perhaps the community at large? Shipping companies may have the edge here, as we approach a matternet future; they have local shipping centers/facilities where printers could be housed, UAV drone delivery is just within reach from local centers, and they have their fingers in supply chain/logistics for JiT manufacturing. If they short circuit a major product delivery stage, it's a net win for the product designer/manufacturer and the shipper.
fabber  store  pickup  colocation  fabrication  printing  UPS  business  printer  shipping  facility  chain  supply  3D  fabbing  local  delivery  logistics  matternet  Delicious 
august 2013 by asteroza

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