- It would work pretty much as you'd expect: a user would request an item, choosing a delivery method, along with 3D printing instructions. Those instructions would then be sent to a truck, which would have the 3D printer on board. it would print out the item and deliver it to the customer.
- Amazon is in heavy competition with other services to get items delivered as quickly as possible, especially Google, with its Shopping Express same-day delivery service, which was unveiled in 2013.
- On-demand 3D printing is not Amazon's only idea for how to get items to its customers faster than its competitors:it has also begun testing out a way to deliver packages by taxi, through a partnership with Flywheel, a ride-for-hire app that integrates into existing taxis and fleets.
Amazon files patent for on-demand 3D printing
2. 27. 15 by Alex Klokus