CAIT project no.: CAIT-UTC-NC19
Fiscal Year: 2014/2015
Rutgers-CAIT Author(s): Joey Sanchez, Ph.D., Patrick Szary, Ph.D.
External Author(s): MaryGrace Parker
Sponsor(s): FHWA - RITA, I-95 Corridor Coalition
Principal investigator(s): Omar Jumaah, Doctoral Candidate
Performing organization(s): Rutgers CAIT
Managing organization: Rutgers CAIT
In cooperation with: CAIT Central Administration
Partner project manager: Patrick Szary, Ph.D., CAIT Associate Director
Supported by: USDOT-ORST-R
UTC, grant, or agreement no.: DTRT13-G-UTC28
This study is an initial forecast into the potential impact that 3D printing will have, and as such, it will mainly consist of an extensive literature review and business survey.
The literature review will examine:
1) Variety of the applications of 3D printing that currently are underway, and
2) The various users such as:
i) personal users,
ii) small businesses, and
iii) large businesses.
During the literature review, suitable topics for further investigation will be chosen to develop a small study of the effect that 3D printing may have on the selected subjects. Additionally, appropriate businesses in relation to the selected subjects will be surveyed to determine the effects 3D printing technology will have on their business models.
Taken together, an conceptual analysis of the literature review and business survey will provide an initial forecast into the potential effects that 3D printing technology will have in the future.