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The Management of Additive Manufacturing

Enhancing Business Value

  • Presents case studies to enable readers to understand current and potential applications of additive manufacturing (AM)

  • Includes the technical and scientific background of AM as well as a discussion of the technology’s application in real business models

  • Provides business leaders with a guide to the selection and implementation of AM and the related supply and manufacturing processes in different industrial environments


Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mojtaba Khorram Niaki, Fabio Nonino
    Pages 1-35
  3. Mojtaba Khorram Niaki, Fabio Nonino
    Pages 37-66
  4. Mojtaba Khorram Niaki, Fabio Nonino
    Pages 67-90
  5. Mojtaba Khorram Niaki, Fabio Nonino
    Pages 91-129
  6. Mojtaba Khorram Niaki, Fabio Nonino
    Pages 131-161
  7. Mojtaba Khorram Niaki, Fabio Nonino
    Pages 163-191
  8. Mojtaba Khorram Niaki, Fabio Nonino
    Pages 193-220
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 221-243

About this book


This book introduces readers to additive technology and its application in different business sectors. It explores the fundamental impact additive has on technology, particularly on operations, innovation, supply chains, the environment and customer relations. Subsequently, on the basis of a broad survey of the best technology adopters, it offers advice on how to enhance business value by implementing the technology in different industrial and commercial environments.

Additive manufacturing (AM) is a new area of manufacturing that has already brought about phenomenal changes to industry and business models. It affects nearly all aspects of the managerial and organizational thinking that was applied to conventional manufacturing. Currently, the technology is being adopted in manufacturing areas that involve high-value products with complex geometries, and small to medium production volumes. It boosts the productivity of new product development processes by slashing costs, reducing time and promoting creativity and innovativeness. Further, it shrinks supply chains by bringing firms closer to their customers. This unique book offers abundant empirical and practical evidence confirming the value of this new technology.


3D printing Business strategy Operation Management Value of additive manufacturing Additive Technology adoption

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Sapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Sapienza University of RomeRomeItaly

About the authors

​Mojtaba Khorram Niaki

Fabio Nonino

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods
Materials & Steel
Finance, Business & Banking
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Oil, Gas & Geosciences