Build-to-demand rather than build-to-inventory is essentially what digital manufacturing offers, bringing greater product customization and improved time-to-market and efficiency. Digital manufacturing is gaining in popularity as it causes disruption to traditional product life cycles. The numbers are impressive: The industry is expected to add $14.2 trillion to 20 of the world’s major economies in the next 15 years, according to experts. Going forward, automation, 3D printing and advancements in control and artificial intelligence are only going to continue transforming the factory of the future. And improvements to 3D printed materials combined with reduction in cost will accelerate adoption for use in new applications beyond simple prototyping. Not surprisingly, the need for digital manufacturing solutions that offer speed to market, low cost and superior quality will only increase going forward.