Crowdsourcing Creates CAD Groundswell
News 1/12/2012 12 comments While crowdsourcing has the potential to boost innovation, manufacturers have been slow to embrace the strategy, put off by quality concerns and engineers' reticence to participate in an open development forum.
A new method of modeling how they are created with chemical vapor deposition (CVD) could reduce the cost of carbon nanostructures used for for research and commercial applications, including advanced sensors and batteries.
BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
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