3D Printing: When Does This Expertise Ship on Its Promise?

Glynn Fletcher on what it is going to take to kick additive manufacturing into excessive gear.

Only a few applied sciences in manufacturing have ever provided as a lot as 3D printing. Additive manufacturing is revolutionary in the way in which that pc numerical managed machining was 50 years in the past, and for some high-value industries, it’s an ordinary manufacturing device.

But it surely’s been round for over 25 years in usable types, and within the high-volume mass manufacturing shopper items that all of us use, additive manufacturing has but to emerge as a manufacturing course of.

Jim Anderson spoke with trade chief Glynn Fletcher on the current RAPID/TCT additive present within the Los Angeles in regards to the problem and way forward for additive as a manufacturing know-how.

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