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Please watch the video. In the Discussion Board comment on these issues and questions:

  • How might this technology, and break-through technology advances in general, accelerate or, in other ways, affect globalization? What concerns might there be?
  • What implications might this technology have, if fully developed and cost-effective, for location economies (relative to manufacturing), product development and FDI (current and future)?
  • What items in the income statement or balance sheet of an engineering and / or manufacturing company would likely be affected if this technology were to be widely adopted in their industry?

Resources:

Video – Ted Talk: A Primer on 3D Printing

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