Over the weekend I saw a video of house that was built with a giant 3D printer. Now, Ford is testing 3D printing for car parts. Arjun Kharpal:
Making a small batch of car parts at the moment is expensive and inefficient. With 3-D printing, Ford could test out new designs, and even personalize parts like spoilers for individual customers, which at the moment would be costly… With 3-D printing, design specifications are sent from a computer to the printer. It then prints one layer of material at a time eventually creating a 3-D object. A robotic arm can replace the raw material when needed, allowing for the machine to operate unattended for several days
3D printed parts, 3D printed homes, 3D printed body parts. What’s next?