FUN FACT No. 1: More than 135 million American adults are a part of the maker economy. FUN FACT No. 2: Forecasters anticipate that the 3-D printer industry will expand from about a $300 million market in 2012 to a $5.7 billion market in 2017. FUN FACT No. 3: The crowdfunding investment market is expected to approach $100 billion within the next decade.
John Nesi, Rockwell Automation Vice President of Market Development, explains how The Connected Enterprise is a facilitator for smart manufacturing initiatives, driving higher levels of productivity and competitiveness.