Assessing Technology: 4D Printing

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Assessing Technology: 4D Printing

In this assignment, you will discuss perspectives on assessing and managing emerging technologies as applied to state-of-the-art developments in additive manufacture, with a focus on 4D printing. Using the emerging technology of 4D printing, you will apply the concepts from your Week 1 readings to explore some key issues that an organization would need to tackle when considering the adoption of an emerging technology.


From the University Online Library, read the following:

4D Printing – Revolution or Fad?
On the basis of your reading, answer the following questions:

How might 4D printing technology develop in the near future? What scenarios can be envisioned?
How quickly might the technology develop?
What changes would suppliers and customers have to make to adopt the technology?
What breakthroughs are needed in the technology?
What complementary technologies or market changes could accelerate or delay its progress?
What competitive technologies might surpass it?
What are the risks of waiting to adopt the technology?
What are some creative ways to develop strategic options to stay in the game without fully committing to the technology?
What is the worst-case scenario for an established business contemplating adoption of the technology? Who would get hurt most if the worst case occurred?
***To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use the University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.***

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