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Digitizationís Role in the Transformation of Manufacturing
9/10/2013

College Park, a maker of prosthetics, uses CAD models to simulate how prosthetics will fit each customer. The company has created sophisticated 3D models and simulations to test various designs, eliminating months from the prototyping process.
College Park, a maker of prosthetics, uses CAD models to simulate how prosthetics will fit each customer. The company has created sophisticated 3D models and simulations to test various designs, eliminating months from the prototyping process.

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Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   10/9/2013 12:06:02 PM
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That explains it--the bigger rise occurs later in the 13 years covered by the Lux study.

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Charles Murray   10/8/2013 6:57:23 PM
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The Oxford study covered the next three years, Ann.

http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=264380

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Ann R. Thryft   9/16/2013 2:09:39 PM
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Chuck, I'm surprised that the percentage increase is that low. The Lux Research study we wrote about here http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=262205 describes an overall growth in dollar value of more like 800% over 13 years. What was the time period in the Oxford study?

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Charles Murray   9/11/2013 9:56:07 PM
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If you look at the Oxford study, it's interesting to note that additive manufacturing and 3D printing is expected to grow 123% in the next few years.

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Digitization's Role in Manufacturing
apresher   9/11/2013 3:37:32 AM
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Very informative post. It's interesting that the Oxford study cited points to changes in business process and strategy/planning on new products as primary goals for manufacturing companies in the short term. And more than half basically say their manufacturing operations are already run very efficiently. It makes sense that transforming the business process through digitization is the major area for growth and change.

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