3D printing going mainstream
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.