Kimberly Orvitz Q&A with Duann Scott of Shapeways

Asked why 3D printing is so revolutionary in the fashion industry, Duann Scott, Designer Evangelist at Shapeways says,

“it is perfect for fast iterations and custom forms. You can make an item exactly fit one person and there is no additional cost for that customization.  Also with 3D printing, everything can be fabricated on demand, there is no minimum order run and supply exactly meets demand…there is no need for inventory, no excess stock, none of last years’ line you need to sell at a discount.”

No excess inventory or old product? Sounds like a retailers dream come true!

Find more of the Q&A here.

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