By Jim O’Donnell, Tech Target
The hype that blew up around the 3D printing industry in the past few years has abated. There may never be a 3D printer in every home, as many predicted, but 3D printing machines have established a solid niche within the manufacturing industry.
Although traction has been slow there, too. Thousands of production parts are still not made by 3D printing machines, but they are being used to produce specialized high-value parts for industries such as aerospace, high performance automotive and medical. Consumer medical devices use 3D printing machines because they provide the best production method for capturing the unique geometries of each human’s body[…]