Proponents say it’s the next disruptive technology with the potential to significantly change the landscape of a number of industries. Peter Marsh, [Financial Times] manufacturing editor talks to one such supporter – Abe Reichental, chief executive of US-based 3D Systems – to find out how 3D printing works and how big a game-changer it’s is likely to be.
The video shows a $1300 home 3D printer making ornate napkin holders for about $3 each. Some high end cars already have 3D printed parts. While such parts are still not be used in high stress situations like a transmission, the 3D printed parts ccan be used to create the molds for them.