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3D printing with metal: The final frontier of additive manufacturing
When Humphry Davy first discovered the electric arc in 1800, he chose to call it an arc since the evaporating gases buoyed it up into an erratic but generally rounded shape. It was not until the advent of electron beams and vacuum chambers that precise metal printing would first be made possible.
The real breakthrough that has enabled 3D printing for the masses has been the laser. Spray welding is a technique that has been used for decades to build up worn motor shafts, but it is far too crude for controlled additive printing
Full Story: ExtremeTech
3 Industries That Have Taken Advantage of 3D Printing
Here are a few examples of how 3D printing has helped give us surgeons that have enhanced training, rapid prototype testing in the automotive industry, and allowed our astronauts to travel lighter.
Full Story: Quartsoft
One positive point is that manufacturing moves back and decrease our dependance on low cost developing countries like China. But… The jobs will not come back, so it will continue to increase the economic gaps in the West. The question is if the gap will increase faster or slower if manufacturing moves back….
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