Global manufacturing technology R&D investment as of 2016, by technology

The statistic reveals global plans for manufacturing technology research and development investment in the 12 to 24 months following early 2016, by technology. As of that time, 39 percent of respondents surveyed indicated they would be investing in robotics in the next 12 to 24 months.

Research and development investment plans for manufacturing technologies, as of early 2016, by technology

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Release date

May 2016



Survey time period

early 2016

Number of respondents

360 respondents

Special properties

Senior executives

Supplementary notes

The question was phrased by the source as follows: "In which of the following manufacturing technologies will you be devoting a significant amount of investment in R&D funds over the next 12 to 24 months?"

Percentages may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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