This Request for Quotation (RFQ) is seeking services to:
- understand the potential for 3D printing in rural industries,
- improve understanding of these opportunities within rural industries and
- increase awareness of the opportunities in rural industries with 3D technology providers.
This will include a review of current, future and novel 3D printing applications, detailing how producers globally and other related industries are using this technology.
The project aims to unpack the potential of this technology to assist rural industries and identify barriers to uptake, including but not limited to a high-level assessment of the producer and agricultural services sector awareness of the technology. It also aims to provide a high-level assessment of technology company understanding of the potential within the Australian agricultural market.
The report will provide examples of agricultural applications and opportunities the technology presents and consider how Australia can promote these opportunities to 3D printing technology companies. The report will include consideration of regulatory, policy or skills issues that need to be overcome to fully realise the benefit of this technology in Australia.
The work will include case studies on how producers across a range of industries are already using 3D printing technology to increase productivity and find solutions to current and emerging challenges. It will also include case studies of how the technology is being used internationally in the agricultural sector and other related sectors to innovate and transform business.
The 3D Printing – Rural Industries Opportunities RFQ closes 12pm (AEDT) Friday, 30 October 2020.