3D printing is very much in the spotlight right now. Itís used in applications across the board, from the obvious consumer sector to the not-so-obvious automotive and medical markets. What exactly is this new technology, and do you need to be aware of it? The best way to make that determination is to attend a live Design News Radio Show on Tuesday, June 12, at 2:00 p.m. EST.
One way to explain the concept of 3D printing is to say itís an enabling technology. It allows designers to see things in three dimensions, providing insight into product design. As a result, time to market and costs are reduced, and the product is delivered with fewer iterations.
The radio show is titled "3D Printing: Accessibility Grows Markets." Click on the link to register. It will be hosted by Brian Bailey of Design News. Jon Cobb, a vice president at Stratasys, and Todd Grimm, an expert on rapid prototyping, will cover topics such as the basic technology behind 3D printing, industry trends, some of the markets using 3D printing today, the use models for engineers, and recent product introductions.