3DP makes refractory metals affordable and require little to no machining which makes them much lighter.
Most of the market value in 3D printing will be from applications that are not commercially available today.
A segment of the 3D printing (3DP) community, known as Makers, is using the concept of crowdsourcing as a sword to oppose 3DP-related patent applications, potentially creating problems for patent applicants everywhere.
Since the industrial revolution manufacturing has meant cumbersome factories, production lines, machinery, labour and striving for the creation of economies of scale.
Additive manufacturing/3D printing looks set to change the face of manufacturing, but which system is right for you? Alan Johnson reports.
A new titanium additive manufacturing facility has been announced by CSIRO, as part of its Future Manufacturing Flagship.