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How 3D printing is revolutionizing manufacturing

How 3D printing is revolutionizing manufacturing

Written by David

January 10, 2019

New techniques and abilities are putting 3D printing on the map for many manufacturers. It is reshaping a whole new method of product creation. When you think of 3D printing, you may picture a small desktop machine that turns out little plastic figurines or models of the Eiffel Tower. However, 3D printing has more recently become of great interest to the manufacturing community—and it is well on its way to becoming a major player. The difference between traditional manufacturing and 3D printing can be seen as a matter of choosing between subtraction or addition. Rather than taking large pieces of solids—plastic, wood, metal, or whatever—and carving pieces out of them, 3D printing uses lasers or electron beams to melt down powdered substances and put down the melted material layer by succeeding layer until the shape is finished. As a result, while the term “3D printing” is still used for […]

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