News that Autodesk is venturing into the world of 3D printing is another indication that the technology is on the verge of going mainstream.
In many respects, now that nanotechnology turning us all into grey goo is considered too far in the future to be properly frightening, 3D printing is the new bogey technology of the mainstream media.
Children accessing their parent’s printers and printing off guns, sinister Chinese conglomerates building entire cities using giant printers, a world’s manufacturing industry emasculated and eviscerated…the stories go on. It’s tempting to dismiss the whole thing as a fad, an overactive and underachieving product of the Maker & Hacker movement in the USA where the promise never quite matches up to the technology. But with the likes of Autodesk now mixing it up with all the […]
FreeFORM Technologies is a new contract manufacturer specializing in metal binder jet 3D printing. The company was...