Understanding the Norwegian additive manufacturing market: Its attractive aspects, limitations, potential and future opportunities within a circular framework.
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The main objective of this thesis was to shed light on the current additive manufacturing market today in Norway, and from there conduct simulations for expected demand level and profitability in a powder production. The AM market in Norway was emphasised through a specific focus on attractive aspects, limitations, opportunities and perceived barriers to entry for both the technology and the market. The research was divided into two types, both quantitative and qualitative research. The AM market of Norway and research questions regarding it was highlighted through a qualitative analysis, where relevant actors in the AM market was interviewed through the use of semi-structured interviews. This was then directly compared to relevant literature on the area in order to find any common reoccurring themes. A specific case study on powder production in Norway was conducted in its own quantitative analysis, simulating expected demand and growth for the next five years.