3D Printing for Production Parts: On the Slope of Enlightenment (.PDF Download)

When it comes to 3D printing for production parts, it’s no mystery why aerospace and defense companies are leading the pack (with medical device firms a distant third). They’ve sunk the most money into the R&D behind it, and they have customers for whom performance is paramount and price is seemingly no object.

For other industries, 3D printing is still mainly used for prototyping, if at all. Companies in most industries are waiting to see how the various technologies

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