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Attention Senior Management: Keep an Eye on 3-D Printing

With $550 billion at stake over the next 12 years, it's time for the c-suite to get involved.

Over the last few years, 3-D printing has emerged from R&D labs carried by rapid advances in materials, technologies, software and availability, and has begun to rewrite the core business and manufacturing capabilities at some of the biggest companies in the world.

It is no longer just for geeks and technicians, designers and makers. Capitalizing on this grown-up industry requires strategic guidance from the very top.

With $550 billion at stake over the next 12 years, it's time for the c-suite to get involved.

To help, McKinsey & Co. has identified five industry disruptions for which senior executives need to prepare to keep from being swept away in the revolution.

Find out what these five disruptions are on IndustryWeek.

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