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3D printing going mainstream

June 10, 2011

Recent examples of 3D printing include intricate meshed titanium gloves and plastic bikinis.
Apple had to use prototyping 3D printers from Japan because it couldn’t manufacture a critical iPad part in time.
All sorts of apps – in the UK they’re remaking wing parts in lighter titanium because every pound lightened saves $2,000 in annual fuel costs.
MakerBot, an entry level machine, has sold more than 4,000 so far.

Frank Tobe
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Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series.

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