I work at the crossroads of design, engineering and research, and have used 3D printing (formerly known as rapid prototyping, which is what it really is) for the better part of two decades. I read the Wohlers Report and atten
Michael Dunham's insight:
While I don't agree with everything, the author does make some valid points.
The UK-based company Brightwake used Stratasys 3D printed parts to reduce prototyping costs by 96 percent for its blood-recycling machine Hemosep - reiterating the cost efficiencies 3D printing can bring to the prototype process.
The idea is this: there’s no need to buy a 3D printer (they sell those too) just like there’s no need to buy a regular printer, scanner or copy machine. Just come into the service center and Staples will take care of the job for you.
(Phys.org) —If you ask the proverbial man or woman in the street what they understand by the terms 'stereolithography', 'selective laser sintering' and 'fused deposition modelling', you're likely to be met with a blank expression. Say the words '3D printing', though, and you're likely to be met with ...