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3D printing going mainstream

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10 June 2011



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… 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.



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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.
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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