Cloud Based 3D Printing Business Modeling in the Digital Economy

Article


Gwangwava, N., Ude, A. U., Ogunmuyiwa, E. and Addo-Tenkorang, R. 2018. Cloud Based 3D Printing Business Modeling in the Digital Economy. International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 8 (2), pp. 25-43. https://doi.org/10.4018/IJEEI.2018070103
AuthorsGwangwava, N., Ude, A. U., Ogunmuyiwa, E. and Addo-Tenkorang, R.
Abstract

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is becoming the industry standard for manufacturing and prototyping. Although the technology is very old, it gained a huge traction in the past two decades. 3D printing favors unique once-off orders (mass customization) in contrast to mass production. This calls for innovative business models in order to realize economic gains from the technology. Increased product innovations in the global economy also contribute to wide adoption of 3D printing unlike in the old days. A transition in the manufacturing field has brought e-manufacturing and now cloud-based manufacturing. Machines, including 3D printers, in the past were not Internet-enabled but modern designs have the capability of Internet connectivity. Cloud-based 3D printing is a new model of design that has a significant impact on today's entrepreneurs. This article focuses on a business case for a cloud-based approach in consumer product niches. A cloud-based 3D printing business model (3D-Cloud) is developed based on the business model canvas, which promises major breakthroughs in e-entrepreneurship innovation. The model uses a virtual community approach to bring together technocrats, enthusiasts, and shared 3D printer facilities of common interests, whilst promoting an enterprising spirit.

JournalInternational Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Journal citation8 (2), pp. 25-43
ISSN1947-8585
1947-8593
Year2018
PublisherIGI Global
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4018/IJEEI.2018070103
Publication dates
Online2018
Publication process dates
Deposited06 Dec 2022
Copyright holder© 2018 IGI Global
Permalink -

https://repository.uel.ac.uk/item/8v5v7

  • 114
    total views
  • 0
    total downloads
  • 7
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

The Complexity of Data-Driven in Engineer-To-Order Enterprise Supply-Chains
Addo-Tenkorang, R., Helo, P., Sivula, A. and Gwangwava, N. 2022. The Complexity of Data-Driven in Engineer-To-Order Enterprise Supply-Chains. GCMM 2021: Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management. Liverpool, UK 07 - 09 Jun 2021 Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-90532-3_39
Strategic and Sustainable Implementation of 5S in a Beef Abattoir
Kufigwa, B., Gwangwava, N. and Addo-Tenkorang, R. 2021. Strategic and Sustainable Implementation of 5S in a Beef Abattoir. International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. 3 (1), pp. 46-57. https://doi.org/10.46254/j.ieom.20210104
Mechanical Properties of Heat-treated Medium Carbon Steel in Renewable and Biodegradable Oil
Johnson, O. T., Ogunmuyiwa, E. N., Ude, A. U., Gwangwava, N. and Addo-Tenkorang, R. 2019. Mechanical Properties of Heat-treated Medium Carbon Steel in Renewable and Biodegradable Oil. Procedia Manufacturing. 35, pp. 229-235. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2019.05.032
Advanced Animal Track-&-Trace Supply-Chain Conceptual Framework: An Internet of Things Approach
Addo-Tenkorang, R., Gwangwava, N., Ogunmuyiwa, E. N. and Ude, A. U. 2019. Advanced Animal Track-&-Trace Supply-Chain Conceptual Framework: An Internet of Things Approach. Procedia Manufacturing. 30, pp. 56-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2019.02.009
Root Cause Analysis for Fuel Losses in Bulk Oil Storage Tanks
Gwangwava, N., Motlhabane, T., Addo-Tenkorang, R., Ogunmuyiwa, E. N., Ude, A. U. and Goriwondo, W. M. 2018. Root Cause Analysis for Fuel Losses in Bulk Oil Storage Tanks. 1st African IEOM Conference: 2018. Johannesburg, South Africa 30 Oct - 01 Nov 2018 IEOM Society International.
Implementation of Lean manufacturing tools in an abattoir: A case study of a Botswana Private Beef Abattoir
Kufigwa, B., Gwangwava, N., Addo-Tenkorang, R., Ogunmuyiwa, E. N. and Ude, A. U. 2018. Implementation of Lean manufacturing tools in an abattoir: A case study of a Botswana Private Beef Abattoir. 1st African IEOM Conference: 2018. Johannesburg, South Africa 30 Oct - 01 Nov 2018 IEOM Society International.
Social Communities of Design and Makers and their Impact on Learning
Gwangwava, N., Ude, A. U., Ogunmuyiwa, E. N. and Addo-Tenkorang, R. 2018. Social Communities of Design and Makers and their Impact on Learning. International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 8 (1), pp. 42-61. https://doi.org/10.4018/IJEEI.2018010103
Effects of Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) Standard: A Study on Core Competencies Building and Organizational Learning
Kwegyir-Afful, E., Kwegyir-Afful, E., Addo-Tenkorang, R. and Kantola, J. 2017. Effects of Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) Standard: A Study on Core Competencies Building and Organizational Learning. AHFE 2017: International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics. Los Angeles, California, USA Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60372-8_38
Concurrent enterprise: a conceptual framework for enterprise supply-chain network activities
Addo-Tenkorang, R., Helo, P. T. and Kantola, J. 2017. Concurrent enterprise: a conceptual framework for enterprise supply-chain network activities. Enterprise Information Systems. 11 (4), pp. 474-511. https://doi.org/10.1080/17517575.2016.1212274
Analysis of enterprise supply chain communication networks in engineering product development
Addo-Tenkorang, R. and Helo, P. T. 2017. Analysis of enterprise supply chain communication networks in engineering product development. The International Journal of Logistics Management. 28 (1), pp. 47-74. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLM-12-2014-0204
Higher Education Involving Students: A Literature Research in Constructivism, Connectivism and Experiential Learning Perspective
Tafor, P., Geier, S., Ogunmuyiwa, E. N. and Addo-Tenkorang, R. 2016. Higher Education Involving Students: A Literature Research in Constructivism, Connectivism and Experiential Learning Perspective. 9th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation. Seville, Spain 14 - 16 Nov 2016 IATED Academy. https://doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2016.1196
Changes in the Perception of Freshman Engineering Students: Team-Based Problem Learning Approach in an Engineering- Design Foundation Course
Addo-Tenkorang, R., Ogunmuyiwa, E. N., Nthubu, B., Tjiparuro, Z. and Juma, A. 2016. Changes in the Perception of Freshman Engineering Students: Team-Based Problem Learning Approach in an Engineering- Design Foundation Course. 9th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation. Seville, Spain 14 - 16 Nov 2016 IATED Academy. https://doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2016.1169
Engineer-To-Order Product Development: A Communication Network Analysis for Supply-Chain's Sustainable Competitive Advantage
Addo-Tenkorang, R., Helo, P. and Kantola, J. 2016. Engineer-To-Order Product Development: A Communication Network Analysis for Supply-Chain's Sustainable Competitive Advantage. in: Addo-Tenkorang, R., Kantola, J., Helo, P. and Shamsuzzoha, A. (ed.) Supply Chain Strategies and the Engineer-to-Order Approach IGI Global. pp. 43-59
Benchmarking Performance Measurement Systems in Botswana’s Construction Sector
Sabone, M. and Addo-Tenkorang, R. 2016. Benchmarking Performance Measurement Systems in Botswana’s Construction Sector. Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation. 6 (S1), pp. 1489-1502. https://doi.org/10.36615/jcpmi.v6iSupplement.106
Big data applications in operations/supply-chain management: A literature review
Addo-Tenkorang, R. and Helo, P. T. 2016. Big data applications in operations/supply-chain management: A literature review. Computers & Industrial Engineering. 101, pp. 528-543. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2016.09.023
Tracking and Tracing of Global Supply Chain Network: Case Study from Finnish Company
Shamsuzzoha, A., Ehrs, M., Addo-Tenkorang, R. and Helo, P. 2015. Tracking and Tracing of Global Supply Chain Network: Case Study from Finnish Company. ICEIS 2015: 17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems. Barcelona, Spain 27 - 30 Apr 2015 SciTePress.
Cloud Solutions and Market Analysis in the Nordic Countries
Hao, Y. and Addo-Tenkorang, R. 2014. Cloud Solutions and Market Analysis in the Nordic Countries. ICIM 2014: 11th International Conference on Innovation and Management. Vaasa, Finlandia 17 - 19 Nov 2014 Wuhan University of Technology Press.
Technical Communication in Complex Product-Development Activities: Towards A Sustainable Competitive Advantage Perspective
Addo-Tenkorang, R., Helo, P., Kantola, J. and Takala, J. 2014. Technical Communication in Complex Product-Development Activities: Towards A Sustainable Competitive Advantage Perspective. ICIM 2014: 11th International Conference on Innovation and Management. Vaasa, Finlandia 17 - 19 Nov 2014 Wuhan University of Technology Press.
Supply Chain Information Flow Integration: A Proposed Optimal Approach
Rymaszewska, A., Shahzad, K. and Addo-Tenkorang, R. 2014. Supply Chain Information Flow Integration: A Proposed Optimal Approach. ICIM 2014: 11th International Conference on Innovation and Management. Vaasa, Finlandia 17 - 19 Nov 2014 Wuhan University of Technology Press.
ERP SaaS value chain: a proposed SaaS model for manufacturing SCM networked activities
Addo-Tenkorang, R. and Helo, P. H. 2014. ERP SaaS value chain: a proposed SaaS model for manufacturing SCM networked activities. International Journal of Business Information Systems. 17 (3), pp. 355-372. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJBIS.2014.064980
Engineer-to-Order: A Maturity Concurrent Engineering Best Practice in Improving Supply Chains
Addo-Tenkorang, R. and Eyob, E. 2013. Engineer-to-Order: A Maturity Concurrent Engineering Best Practice in Improving Supply Chains. in: Information Resources Management Association (ed.) Industrial Engineering: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications IGI Global. pp. 1780-1796
Performance evaluation of tracking and tracing for logistics operations
Shamsuzzoha, A. H. M., Ehrs, M., Addo-Tenkorang, R., Nguyen, D. and Helo, P. T. 2013. Performance evaluation of tracking and tracing for logistics operations. International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics. 5 (1), pp. 31-54. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSTL.2013.050587
Implementing a Cloud-based Handling Unit Tracking in a Project centred Inbound Supply Chain
Ehrs, M., Addo-Tenkorang, R., Shamsuzzoha, A., Helo, P. and Ngu-yen, D. 2012. Implementing a Cloud-based Handling Unit Tracking in a Project centred Inbound Supply Chain. International Conference on Supply Chain and Operations Management.
Logistics & supply chains management tracking networks: Data-management system integration / interfacing issues
Addo-Tenkorang, R., Helo, P. T., Shamsuzzoha, A., Ehrs, M. and Phuong, D. 2012. Logistics & supply chains management tracking networks: Data-management system integration / interfacing issues. PICMET '12: Technology Management for Emerging Technologies. Vancouver, Canada 29 Jul - 02 Aug 2012 IEEE.
A study of technology adoption in manufacturing firms
Kristianto, Y., Ajmal, M., Addo-Tenkorang, R. and Hussain, M. 2012. A study of technology adoption in manufacturing firms. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. 23 (2), pp. 198-211. https://doi.org/10.1108/17410381211202197
Supply Chain Efficiency of Environmentally Friendly Microalgae-Based Biodiesel Production
Addo-Tenkorang, R., Zhu, L., Neaga, E. I. and Marasová, D. 2012. Supply Chain Efficiency of Environmentally Friendly Microalgae-Based Biodiesel Production. Transport & Logistics: International Journal of Transport and Logistics. 12 (23).
Supply Chain Efficiency of Environmentally Friendly Microalgae-­Based Biodiesel Production
Addo-Tenkorang, R., Zhu, L., Neaga, E. I. and Marasová, D. 2011. Supply Chain Efficiency of Environmentally Friendly Microalgae-­Based Biodiesel Production. CLC 2011: Carpathian Logistic Conference.
Logistics tracking: An implementation issue for delivery network
Shamsuzzoha, A., Addo-Tenkorang, R., Phuong, D. and Helo, P. 2011. Logistics tracking: An implementation issue for delivery network. PICMET 11: Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology . Oregon, USA 31 Jul - 04 Aug 2011 IEEE.
Concurrent Engineering (CE): A Review Literature Report
Addo-Tenkorang, R. 2011. Concurrent Engineering (CE): A Review Literature Report. WCECS 2011: World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science. San Francisco, USA 19 - 21 Oct 2011 Newswood Limited.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP): A Review Literature Report
Addo-Tenkorang, R. and Helo, P. 2011. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP): A Review Literature Report. WCECS 2011: World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science. San Francisco, USA 19 - 21 Oct 2011 Newswood Limited.
Management Information Systems / IT Implementation and Management: A Competive Advantage among Manufacturing Smes in Ghana (2003 2007)
Addo-Tenkorang, R. 2011. Management Information Systems / IT Implementation and Management: A Competive Advantage among Manufacturing Smes in Ghana (2003 2007). VDM Dr Muller.