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Ready for 3-D printing?

In sintering-based 3-D printing technologies, for example, there are two major expense categories. The machines and their maintenance typically account for 40 to 60 percent of total printing costs. The materials used in the manufacturing process can account for 20 to 30 percent when using

A third industrial revolution | The Economist (must read )

Link: A third industrial revolution | The Economist (must read ) Digitisation in manufacturing will have a disruptive effect every bit as big as in other industries that have gone digital, such as office equipment, telecoms, photography, music, publishing and films. And the effects will

Can 3D Printing Make Everything We Need? – PSFK

Link: Can 3D Printing Make Everything We Need? – PSFK the technology could enable a shift from the mass production bequeathed to us by Henry Ford to what some people call “mass customisation”. February 07, 2013 at 07:48PM