These agreements draw on Arconic's cutting-edge 3D printing
technology capabilities, including laser powder bed and electron beam processes.
Now Adidas is going a step further: the company has built two Speedfactories - a revolutionary production system that uses 3D printing
to produce high-quality sporting shoes.
Though 3D printing
is not yet fast enough for high-volume production manufacturing, it is a more cost-efficient way to produce parts only needed at low volumes.
Polar 3D LLC provides precision 3D printing
The synergy between the two companies resulted in an integration between Materialise software and the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing
Adrian Lannin, Group Program Manager of Microsoft said, At Microsoft, we are developing the Windows 3D Printing
Platform to improve the ease with which people can download designs or create something new and original.
The 3D printing
process makes Spritam tablets more porous than typical pills, so that they melt in your mouth with only a sip of water.
Those who are spearheading 3D printing
technology argue that the technology is not only important for rapid prototyping but it can also assist companies in overcoming traditional methods of manufacturing finished products, optimise product design and reduce manufacturing costs.
Legislation cannot stop the development of this undesirable aspect of 3D printing
because it cannot stop the sharing of information and ideas online.
Today, it's so mainstream there are 3D printing
machines designed for consumer use.
Conventional 3D printing
can print in many different materials, including metals, ceramics or plastics.
Among 3D printing
materials, plastics can be further sub segmented into Polylactic acid (PLA), Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA)and others.