- Update 2021
Read the document @ https://www.pwc.com/us/en/technology-forecast/2014…
The technology for 3-D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, has existed in some form since the 1980s. However, the technology has not been capable enough or cost-effective for most end-product or high-volume commercial manufacturing. Expectations are running high that these shortcomings are about to change.