Alternative Manufacturing Methods: Flipping Paradigms to Reach New Goals

March 31, 2020 | State of the Market Report

The traditional manufacturing paradigm of low-cost, high-volume production of standard products is being turned on its head by the demand for diversified and personalized products in industries as diverse as chemicals, automotive, consumer packaged goods and pharmaceuticals. Alternative manufacturing methods, driven by digital transformation technologies, are increasingly being employed across industry sectors to achieve new diversification, personalization and decentralization goals at scale and at practical margins. This report provides insights and examples of these methods through case studies and sector analysis, as well as highlights the digital technologies providing the greatest current and future benefits.

Coverage Areas

  • Accelerating Materials Innovation
  • Digital Transformation

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Executive Summary
  • How manufacturing paradigms are changing – and why 
  • The technologies that are making alternative manufacturing a reality
  • Sector analysis
  • Outlook and recommendations

Lead Analysts

Senior Analyst


Katrina Westerhof