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IBM Blockchain Collaboration Brings Forth New Platform for Industrial 3D Printing

The additive manufacturing industry has experienced significant growth in recent years and is continuing to grow rapidly . This includes automotive, aerospace, and medical technology industry sectors, to name a few. The market is growing due to 3 major factors. Additive manufacturing allows for more efficiency, flexibility, and monetary savings. If a new part can be created to meet a new requirement or if a spare part can be created rather than finding and waiting for one to arrive, it saves everyone time, energy, and money. It also allows for the creation of unique parts or smaller quantities which has been a difficult feat for manufacturing in the past. However, for 3D printing to go mainstream, it requires the creation of a platform and so, thyssenkrupp and IBM are doing just that. Essentially, customers will send their plans and designs in the form of CAD files. Because this information […]


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