New Applications of 3D Printing are Sought by Manufacturers

By Martin Kubáň – June 11, 2014
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IDC has recently recorded increasing interest in 3D printing-related topics and opportunities from the media and manufacturing audience across Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (CEMA). Back in the 1980s, 3D printing started as a production alternative for the creation of prototypes in various manufacturing facilities. Today, 3D printing technology is still used primarily for prototyping and distributed manufacturing, but we are seeing original and valuable applications in construction, architecture, industrial design, the automotive industry, aerospace, engineering, the military, medical industries, fashion, footwear, jewelry, art, education, food, and many other fields. As a response to rising demand, we are providing a short insight article reflecting the most important questions received, pointing out where 3D printing technology is heading, and explaining what it brings to manufacturers.


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