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Jun 2018 - IDC Perspective - Doc # AP43966718

Best Practices for Adopting 3D Printing with Conflux Technology

Author: Mun Chun Lim
Senior Market Analyst

Abstract

This IDC Perspective details about the user's experience and journey on adopting additive manufacturing. Conflux Technology, an Australia start-up, focuses on an additive manufacturing approach in thermal components and shared with IDC its best practices for adopting 3D printing/additive manufacturing. This IDC Perspective will cover four best practices:

  • Define road map in addressing opportunity/problem/necessity facing for the company.
  • Assess area of implementation and decision path on implementing a 3D printing solution.
  • Define stages of 3D printing implementation.
  • Assess post-implementation feedback.

The four practices will cover the examples and challenges faced by Conflux Technology. Both Conflux Technology and IDC will provide the necessary advice and point of view to guide organizations through the additive manufacturing adoption. "A successful implementation of additive manufacturing requires a clearly defined road map and executed at multiple stages. An additive manufacturing machine is not a printer. Organizations needs to prepare for a steep learning curve and work along with experienced systems integrators for successful implementation," says Mun Chun Lim, market analyst, IDC Asia/Pacific's Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions Research.

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