No, additive manufacturing will not replace mass production processes any time soon. However, as a supporting technology, it can improve mould-making processes drastically, upgrading manufacturing efficiency.
Like in many other companies, the idea of implementing 3D printing into the production process was first met with scepticism at Pankl Racing System. However, the company was able to save a considerable amount of money in less then a year after buying the first 3D printer.
3D printing is applied in a very broad range of areas: Medical products, jewelery, prototyping, small-batch production. One company that seems to cater to all these branches is Formlabs. At Formnext 2017, the US-based company presented their complete range of products, from special printing materials and a new SLS printer to an automated cell.