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This IDC Manufacturing Insights Perspective provides excerpts from an upcoming report on the role of 3D Printing in Service Parts.

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The past few years have been pretty exciting for the PLM market. First, manufacturers are looking to extend PLM to a product innovation platform so they can address the new realities today of complex product, supply chains, and demand. This trend is accelerated by 3rd platform technologies (cloud, mobile, analytics, social) and innovation accelerators (IoT, cognitive computing, 3D printing). Second, manufacturers now are exploring the efficacy of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to complement field service, manufacturing execution, and product design, as well as to address the complexity dynamic I noted above.

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