Manufacturing Leadership

Will Amazon 3D printing trucks revolutionise logistics?

Amazon's 3D printing truck patent diagram 2 - image courtesy of US Patent & Trademark Office
On 19 February, Amazon filed a patent application in respect of the equipping of trucks with 3D printers so that products can be printed on-demand, whether en route to the customer or at a customer’s doorstep. Cerys Wyn Davies, partner of Pinsent Masons LLP looks at the potential impact of this method of product delivery.