Remember when some experts said the Internet was a passing fad?
Like it or not, 3D printing technology, seen by some as simply a trend, is apparently here to stay. Some sectors, like the plastics industries, are already jumping into 3D printing research and development with both feet.
It appears auto-makers are also looking at how 3D printers can speed up development, design and ultimately production.
Ford uses 3D printers to produce protoype parts, “shaving months off the development time for individual components used in all of its vehicles, such as cylinder heads, intake manifolds and air vents.”
3D printing technology can also save significant amounts