Increasingly, digital manufacturing companies that offer molding services for custom prototypes and low-volume production parts are finding their customers are demanding more speed than ever. Insert molding technology helps them trim turnaround time from months to weeks.
An unlikely pairing between construction machine manufacturing Caterpillar and OSF Healthcare in Illinois is helping doctors perform complex heart surgeries by modeling a patient’s heart using 3D printing.
While manufacturing companies and parts suppliers are embracing 3D printing and additive manufacturing for a variety of applications, there is perhaps no location more remote and difficult to supply than space.
Additive manufacturing of membranes for water desalination would offer a number of advantages in the design of membrane structures customized to reduce fouling by selectively channeling the feed towards particular parts of the membrane.