A universal building block Over the past decade, 3-D printing has begun to transition from a high-tech toy for hobbyists to a mainstream manufacturing tool. For example, the aerospace and medical prosthetics industries now routinely use this method for the precision crafting of metal parts. Aside from metal, numerous other materials can serve as a medium for 3-D printing, including glass, ceramics, and a wide range of polymers.
by Michael Eisenstein, C&EN BrandLab contributing writer |
December 13, 2019