3D printing, 4D printing, and various types of additive manufacturing (AM) will get even bigger in 2015. We’re not talking about consumer use, which gets most of the attention, but won’t have much actual impact on manufacturing. We’re talking about processes and technologies that will affect how design engineers design products and how manufacturing engineers make them. There will be a lot more actual manufacturing using these technologies, as well as prototyping, in more industries. For now, the biggest are still aerospace and medical, while automotive and architecture continue to grow.

Renaissance Services continues to help companies increase their additive manufacturing capabilities.

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