Nor are the skeptics convinced by the machine manufacturers' predictions of faster processes.

As a result, a spirit of reluctance now haunts Germany’s supply chain, a nation that only three years ago was considered to be the 3D printing nation of the future. If German companies fail to exploit the technology's opportunities, Chinese and Australian manufacturers in particular will be quick to take the lead, say observers.

In this article, Ulrich Beckendorff, Managing Partner in Amrop’s Düsseldorf office and member of Amrop’s Global Industrial Practice takes a look at the opportunities of 3D additive production, and makes the case for re-booting Germany’s leadership in the domain.

Read the full article here.