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Additive Manufacturing - Key Technology for Serial Production

Additive manufacturing is the process of creating an object by building it one layer at a time - similar to a 3D printer. The method was initially geared at quick prototyping, producing pieces for testing and iterative design. However, during the ... past five years, engineers from all over the world have begun to concentrate on finding appropriate uses for final products and realizing the full potential of additive manufacturing. There are hundreds of potential products in every business, whether it be healthcare, aerospace, automotive, logistics, or consumer goods. Using sliced computer aided ... (view more)

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New Tech Allows Patients to 'Print their Own Teeth'

A coalition of mechanical engineers in Iran are reporting that sometime in the near future, dental patients will actually be able to print off their own custom tooth prosthetics, thanks in large part to the innovations made in three-dimensional ... printing. The current dental prosthetic procedure usually takes a few weeks for a dentist to take x-rays of the jaw and later, make the necessary cast for dental implants or replacement crowns that are unique to the patient's mouth. 3D Printing Drastically Cuts Waiting Time The new innovation is currently in the testing phase of development and is said ... (view more)

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Hewlett-Packard to Pioneer Web-Friendly Printer

When Vyomesh Joshi, senior vice president of the Hewlett-Packard printing division, took to the stage during H.P.'s quarterly "coffee talk" and spoke to the thousands employed at the company, he knew that his speech would be cause for celebration. ... Joshi reported that Hewlett-Packard was experiencing significant increases in revenue, profit and market shares. He then addressed a personal experience that he believed could potentially jeopardize the future success of the company. He announced that one of his daughters informed him that she no longer required a printer, because it is much too ... (view more)

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