Additive Manufacturing is facilitating the way Canadian entrepreneurs (SME’s – small/medium enterprises) are bringing products to market, removing traditional barriers to entry and providing them a powerful tool to explore market potential and provide low volume customizable production.
There are over 1.1 million SME’s across Canada. The fastest way for SME’s to boost growth is to innovate, but according to GoC statistics despite making up nearly 97% of the total number of businesses, SME’s account for only 27% of total R&D. One of the reasons for this low number is the typically high costs associated with R&D and bringing the innovation to market.
Learn about how Additive Manufacturing is a vital tool that enhances the competitiveness of Canadian enterprises, and offers SME’s a way to:
– Prototype new product(s) cost effectively
– Produce short and functional runs without the high costs associated with more traditional methods.
– Rapid turn around
– More effective marketing strategy
– In house customization capacity and streamlined protection of intellectual property associated with the product.