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3D printing "growing up"

Graham Immerman
March 01, 2019

IndustryWeek says 3D printing is growing up. They said that the widespread use of this technology is, "Just another example of continuous improvement methods that some companies have recognized to reap great success and higher productivity."

Businesses are reporting higher efficiency and growth with the use of 3D printing. One business said it helped them to save 80% on their delivery time! 

The medical field especially is really taking advantage of 3d printing technology. Prosthetics, devices, and even possibly organs will continue to be made through additive manufacturing. 

It's all proof that this technology is growing and maturing throughout the industry!

State of 3D Printing 2019: All Grown Up & Ready to WorkSource: http://www.industryweek.com

"I can’t think of an application where we don't use 3D printing," says John Dulchinos, Jabil's VP of Digital Manufacturing.At its Auburn Hills plant in Michigan, Jabil says it has saved 35% on tooling costs and 80% on delivery time by 3D printing tools and fixtures.Read More

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