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State of 3D Printing 2019: All Grown Up & Ready to Work

State of 3D Printing 2019: All Grown Up & Ready to Work

Written by David

February 2, 2019

Additive manufacturing, the ultimate child of the ‘80s, has finally proven itself ready forgrown up, high-volume work. We delve into how that happened and where it will take the greater manufacturing industry. Since I started covering the 3D printing industry in 2015, even the most eccentric new developments commanded my full attention. OK, especially the eccentric ones. Battle armor for a cat? Definitely writing about that. Oh, cosmonauts bioprinted a mouse’s thyroid , you say? Hold all my calls. And don’t even get me started on Siemens’ 3D-printing robot spiders . In the past, I didn’t particularly care if it advanced beyond novelty uses and sensational-but-impractical advances. It was a young technology, a toddler compared to manufacturing’s mature, reliable workhorses: milling, casting, injecting molding. And kids will be kids, right? Full of wonder and mystery, it represented pure potential. Sometimes it was used to make pancakes that looked like […]

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