Model of growth from diffusion from John Morecroft's Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics Book Ch6 p174-191. A discussion of a bigger model of People's Express is in http://bit.ly/HdaGy4 for a related You Tube video by John Morecroft on Reflections on System Dynamics and Strategy
Inefficiencies in Mass Production support 3D printer growth. Examples of these inefficiencies include: the stockpiling of components and parts, the large amount of working capital required for such stockpiling, profligate waste of materials, and any expenses involved with employing a large number of employees.
Technology for 3D printing will advance through loosely coordinated development in three areas: printers and printing methods, software to design and print, and materials used in printing.
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