A Study on 3D Printing and its Effects on the Future of Transportation

This study is an initial forecast into the potential impact that three dimensional (3D) printing will have, and as such, it will mainly consist of an extensive literature review and business survey. The literature review will examine: (1) Variety of the applications of 3D printing that currently are underway, and (2) The various users such as: (i) personal users, (ii) small businesses, and (iii) large businesses. During the literature review, suitable topics for further investigation will be chosen to develop a small study of the effect that 3D printing may have on the selected subjects. Additionally, appropriate businesses in relation to the selected subjects will be surveyed to determine the effects 3D printing technology will have on their business models. Taken together, an conceptual analysis of the literature review and business survey will provide an initial forecast into the potential effects that 3D printing technology will have in the future.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Parker, Marygrace

    Szary, Pat

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Rd
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sanchez, Joey

  • Start Date: 20150401
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20150731
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39394

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01559762
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC28, CAIT-UTC-NC19
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 2 2015 1:00AM