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Competing in the Additive Age: How 3D Printing Changes Everything

Posted October 10, 2014 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

If you focus on the amazing products created by 3D printing, you will miss the real significance of the technology for manufacturing. In this IndustryWeek article, an additive manufacturing guru explains how 3D printing creates a new paradigm for producing products. The technology makes everything manufacturers know about part architecture and production limitations obsolete. To compete in the additive age, manufacturers must do more than invest in printers. They will have to learn to work in 3D, adopt new tools, and master the mechanics and physics of organic design, using nature as a guide.


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