Product designers who are working with 3D printing design, development, and manufacturing also should take heed. Design the way you’ve always designed, and you won’t get anything out of 3D printing that’s different from what you’ve always gotten before 3D printing. This is a key ingredient in the secret sauce of additive manufacturing, and it was one Todd Grimm, president of T.A. Grimm & Associates, a leading analyst, consultant, and industry advisor in the technology, hammered home to attendees during a webcast he did for Design News earlier this week. “Do not look at 3D printing as a substitute for what you’re doing well,” he said. “Look at things you’re not doing well.”

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