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COVID-19 Lessons


A critical part of Business Continuity Planning


COVID-19 has shown how 3D printing can be a critical part of Business Continuity Planning (BCP) in healthcare and manufacturers’ supply chains.

This crisis demonstrates the critical role 3D printing should play in de-risking supply chains and enabling a distributed manufacturing strategy, closer to the point of use.

The Bottom Line: for BCP in manufacturing, and any industry at risk of supply chain disruption, providers need to arm themselves with 3D printing technology and secure service capability.


“Develop mature 3D Printing services and integrate them into your business continuity planning services for supply chains, particularly for the manufacturing sectors that have borne the brunt of COVID-19. Use this as a springboard to lead 3D Printing service providers”

(HFS Research, April 17, 2020)