Following January’s vision of the year ahead, February 2018 was a month of 3D printer releases.
3D printing finds new applications, seeks skilled workers
At the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, the USA Luge Team applied 3D printing to their sled design; and award winning software company Autodesk opened a multi-million-pound Advanced Manufacturing Facility in the UK. Wikipedia also turned 3D in this month, allowing people to contribute their own 3D models to the site.
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU Eindhoven) gained attention for two different stories, one in which a professor cracked the code for 3D printed concrete, and, in the second, the Noah became the “world’s first circular car” incorporating 3D printing into its sustainable construction.
Further driving innovation
3D printing improves healthcare
The British NHS and North Manchester General Hospital reported $166,000 in savings by switching to an in-house 3D printing lab.
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Feature image shows example metal 3D printing use cases from an Additive Metals infographic by Stratasys. Image via Stratasys