Open thread: additive manufacturing

2017-07-12

in Economics, Science

I was surprised to see that I don’t seem to have ever put up a post about 3D printing, despite the variety of ways in which it’s interesting.

The Economist has recently printed a few articles:

I’ve done a little 3D printing myself, making one of Bathsheba’s free designs at the Toronto Reference Library. It would be great to be able to print in something more durable than the biodegradable plastic they offer.

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Milan July 13, 2017 at 9:18 pm
alena July 15, 2017 at 2:36 pm

What amazes me is the use of 3D printing for medical technology; new hips, new skin for burn victims, even replacement skulls and facial bones for accident victims. The possibilities are endless and many materials are now being used. Just incredible.

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