McKinsey & Company report highlights Additive Manufacturing as top technology of the future

May 12, 2018

May 12, 2018

Global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, New York City, New York, USA, has ranked Additive Manufacturing as number one in its top ten advanced manufacturing technologies in Issue One of its report on advanced manufacturing and industry 4.0, Factory of the Future [Click to see]

Based on the McKinsey Advanced Manufacturing & Assembly survey, the report found that Additive Manufacturing (AM) and Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) were consistently voted as the technologies with the most potential to improve manufacturing across a broad span of industries and geographic areas. “If you only remember two technologies from this paper, they should be Additive Manufacturing and Metal Injection Moulding,” stated McKinsey & Company.


McKinsey & Company report highlights Metal Injection Moulding in top ‘technologies of the future’


In the survey, 44% of experts questioned by the consultancy rated AM as having a high or very high impact on manufacturing over the next 0–5 years. 21% of the experts surveyed stated that MIM would have a high impact on manufacturing over the next 0–5 years.

May 12, 2018

In the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

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Extensive AM industry news coverage, as well as the following exclusive deep-dive articles:

  • Metal powders in Additive Manufacturing: An exploration of sustainable production, usage and recycling
  • Inside Wayland Additive: How innovation in electron beam PBF is opening new markets for AM
  • An end-to-end production case study: Leveraging data-driven machine learning and autonomous process control in AM
  • Consolidation, competition, and the cost of certification: Insight from New York’s AM Strategies 2024
  • Scandium’s impact on the Additive Manufacturing of aluminium alloys
  • AM for medical implants: An analysis of the impact of powder reuse in Powder Bed Fusion

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