The World Economic Forum publishes the white paper: "3D printing, a guide for decision-makers". This White Paper provides guidance on how to deal with business and policy challenges, serving three functions. First, it presents broad scenarios of how the future might look like in five areas – manufacturing, trade and customs, supply chains, legality, and the environment – if 3DP becomes more widely adopted. Second, it suggests leading indicators to monitor, predict and prepare for higher 3DP adoption. And third, it discusses the relevance of existing policy instruments through the lens of 3DP to point to policy changes that might be needed in the future.
See the paper here: 3 D Printing: A guide for decision makers