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How 3D Printing Means No Repeat Of China’s Growth Story

By John Richardson

AS you can see from the above chart, China’s percentage share of the global polypropylene (PP) market has risen from 15% of consumption in 2000 to 33% in 2014. During the same period, however, India’s share of …

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3D Printing Likely To Change Just About Everything

By John Richardson

3D printing will very probably force manufacturers, including those who make chemicals and polymers, to build entirely new business models.

Here is why:…

The young in Western societies will be poorer because of less aggregate demand as

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Politics, Politics And More Politics

By John Richardson

CHINA’s extraordinary economic growth is, of course, largely the result of state-led investment in low-value manufacturing.

But, as we discussed in chapter 10 of our book, Boom, Gloom & The New Normal, China now needs a new …

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3D Printing: The New Industrial Revolution

By John Richardson

MANUFACTURING via 3D printing could result in an industrial revolution as big as that which occurred in 1766 with the invention of the spinning jenny (see above).

“The pedal-powered machine allowed a single person to spin eight …

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