The latest issue of The Economist has a whole section on 3D printing.
There are quotes from knowledgeable people that although the current
technology is such that it's used mainly for prototypes and special
orders, progress is so rapid that they think it will quickly become
used for regular manufacturing.
On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 11:40 AM, Greg Sonnenfeld <gsonn...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 3D printing is really great for prototyping and design and certainly
> has potential for keeping prototype work in america. For production
> parts though, its very costly compared to classic plastic injection
> A couple years ago I had a face plate and bezel (3cm x 15cm x 27cm )
> We had a production mold for the same part made in China, the 2 molds
> In very small quantities, 3d printing makes sense. In situations where
> P.S. I will note that it was cheaper to have our metal backings made
> “The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 10:18 AM, Tom Johnson <t...@jtjohnson.com> wrote:
>> About 3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping
>> Objet is the world's leading provider of advanced 3D printing and rapid
>> -tom johnson
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