Digital manufacturing and innovation
Michael A. Stanko, Aric Rindfleisch
kHUB post date: July 26, 2023
Originally published: June 29, 2023 (PDMA JPIM • Vol. 40, Issue 4 • July 2023)
Read time: 60 minutes
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Over the past decade, manufacturing has become increasingly digitized via an array of new technological developments. This digitization is transforming the way products are designed, created and consumed. However, relatively little is known about the impact of digital manufacturing upon innovation management. This special issue on Digital Manufacturing and Product Innovation begins to address this deficit via a collection of seven articles. Collectively, these articles cover a broad range of innovation-related topics, ranging from digital twins to corporate makerspaces. In this opening article, we provide a brief overview of digital manufacturing and its relation to innovation, a review of prior research in this domain, a summary of the articles in this special issue, and an agenda for future research.