3D Printing Is Changing the Way We Design, Manufacture and Repair Things

Published by , January 27, 2017 8:31 am

(Forbes) 3D printing, or additive manufacturing (AM), is going to have at least as big an impact on how we make things as AI and big data. From materials a single atom thick to multi-storey buildings, the potential for the technology to change the way industry operates is huge.
3D printing gives designers have the freedom to try something, fail and have another go without costing the company any more money.” This is leading to a surge in innovation. “If you can dream it, you can print it,” says Thorbjoern Fors, CEO of Siemens’ Distributed Generation Service. 3D printing technology is set to revolutionize maintenance and repair operations, too.

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