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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: This is great for prototyping and low rate mfg
Ann R. Thryft   5/7/2012 4:47:08 PM
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It's also true that developments in materials have made a big difference in driving this trend forward, as we've covered at DN:

http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=237571

http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=236261


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Re: This is great for prototyping and low rate mfg
Beth Stackpole   5/8/2012 8:09:50 AM
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Absolutely, Ann. No doubt that a widening number of materials choices and improvements in strength, durability, and flexibility have fueled the use of 3D printing for a wide array of prototyping and small production runs.

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Re: This is great for prototyping and low rate mfg
Ann R. Thryft   5/8/2012 6:47:00 PM
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It's especially interesting that this use of 3D printing for end-use components is happening in an automotive app. I think there's huge potential for 3D printing of end-use components in commercial car manufacturing. Also, the decision to design the car as a single unit might help current automakers figure out how to use multiple lightweighting materials in a single model.

 

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Marlenedelille   2/23/2015 12:20:37 PM
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I work in the design of French fashion in recent years and I am impressed by what some designers such as Bitondi manage to do. His 3D printed dresses are absolutely beautiful.

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