3D printing has been making a lot of news recently. To listen to the news, we are only a few short years from being able to “print” anything. Just like Star Trek…. And it is a bold new frontier in every sense.
Without a doubt, all forms of 3D printing are revolutionizing the world of design as well as the world of manufacturing. Printing prototypes that both look pretty and help us to understand complex shapes has become old hat. Now we can make functioning parts that go into working assemblies. In some cases, we are printing final product in nylon, stainless steel or even titanium.