College of Business Faculty Research on 3D Printing Shared at Workshop Hosted by École Polytechnique

The adoption and implementation of additive manufacturing technology, also known as 3D printing, could very well lead to a new industrial revolution. Several faculty in HPU’s College of Business (COB) are doing research on the adoption and implementation of this technology in consumer and industrial markets and includes studying how additive manufacturing technology affects companies and industries. 

As part of the 3D printing research efforts by COB faculty, Harm-Jan Steenhuis, Ph.D.,  presented a joint paper with Tolga Ulusemre, Ph.D., and Xin Fang, Ph.D., titled “Technology Strategy and Developments in Consumer 3D Printers” at the June 1 workshop “Transitioning 3D Printing from Niche to Mainstream Markets” which was organized by École Polytechnique in Paris, France. The workshop contained leading research related to the business and economic aspects of digital fabrication with an orientation towards a general innovation and technology management. The workshop also included an industry panel with representatives from organizations such as Sculpteo, Spartacus 3D, Added Scientific, and 3D Natives.