Industrial 3D printers are growing up

Ultimaker 3Latest advances in additive manufacturing technology are transforming 3D printing from a Star Trek fantasy to a practical manufacturing tool.

The additive manufacturing industry has come a long way. From its 20th-century origins in tiny prototypes, the 3D printing industry has seen rapid advancement in this century boosting build speeds, resolution, and material capabilities.

The result is a new generation of printers that could be finally ready to join the traditional manufacturing tools and machines on the factory floor.

Take a look at the latest printers hitting NED, covering the leading breakthroughs across the full gamut of additive tech.

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