UPS is to open a 3D printing factory at one of its facilities in Singapore by the end of 2016. Recognising the impact 3D printing may have on its manufacturing network, the package delivery company has decided to incorporate the ‘disruptive technology’ into its business strategy.
“3D printing will have a significant impact on industrial manufacturing and 21st Century supply chains,” said Ross McCullough, president of UPS Asia Pacific region. “At UPS, we are embracing disruptive technologies and integrating them into our global logistics network. We believe that much like ecommerce digitized and transformed retail, 3D printing will have a similar impact on manufacturing.
“UPS is the first integrated logistics provider to establish an on-demand 3D printing manufacturing and logistics network in Asia.
“This network will help Asia strengthen its position as a manufacturing hub.”