Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s drone dreams got shattered when it could not get the FCC approval for its delivery program, but it seems the e-commerce giant has other plans in its bag. A recent Wall Street Journal report has confirmed that Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is working on delivery trucks which will have 3D printing facilities. Whenever a user orders a product, the Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) 3D printing backed truck will ‘manufacture’ the product and delivery it. This would deplete the warehouse, inventory and space burden for Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). The delivery times will also be drastically decreased.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) 3D printing patents reveal that the company wants to make it easier for the users to get the items delivered within no time. Suppose you want spare parts of your car before a long road trip, you could get them within a few hours with the help of Amazon 3D printing service. But this service raises a lot of questions as far as its feasibility is concerned. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) plans to start 3D printing deliveries via conventional methods in which, the schematics are given to the devices and plastics and other materials are transformed into the desired products.
The source said that Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is trying desperately to dwindle its delivery times. Back in 2013, it started opening warehouses near the urban centers from where, the company sent bike messengers to deliver the products.
The source said that there is a possibility that Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s latest 3D printing endeavor may never get materialized, just like its idea of ‘anticipatory deliveries’. The company is yet to come up with a practical solution to solve the delivery problems.