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By Erin Stone

Why 3D Printing is Predicted to Produce 50% of Parts & Components

3D Printing Predicted to Produce 50% of Parts & Components

A recently released Gartner study found that 3D printing is not only widely used for rapid prototyping and product development, but that ” it (3D printing) was starting to play a significant role in short run production of finished products.” What evidence does Gartner have to support that prediction? First, they performed a survey of 300 people from a multitude of 100+ employee organizations and 37% of them use end-use quality 3D parts.   Read more

By Erin Stone

3D Printing Takes the Cost of Complexity to Zero

3D Printing Takes the Cost of Complexity to Zero

Whats is the definition of “game changer” for metals manufacturing? Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), a 3D printing process that eliminates binding agents and uses 400-1000 W lasers to melt micro powders together, layer by layer until a 3D CAD model of a part is built, is one of the 3D manufacturing processes that are the the epitome of “game changer” according to Hod Lipson or Cornell University.   Read more

DMLS Stands Out as 2015 Focal 3D Printing Technology
Material Process Applications
Why 3D Printing is Predicted to Produce 50% of Parts & Components
3D Printing Takes the Cost of Complexity to Zero