During the 20th century, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies increased production at a relatively steady rate. Overall investment in capacity steadily expanded leading to emergence of new competitive markets and opportunities for growth. Thus this article presents the main trends and the competitive phenomena in what is concerned as the structuring of the Advanced Manufacturing markets. The Advanced Manufacturing markets are fast paced lane which currently holds an important room for growth. It also has important stakes from the point of view of the competitiveness for several countries as well as from the point of view of the business strategy for a large number of companies. This article also examines more exactly, the general trends of the market, the growth and the rate of adoption of Advanced Manufacturing based technologies by consumers.
Target to be published in the International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management