What China is doing with additive manufacturing

China is quickly getting to grips with 3D printing and is applying the technology in a pragmatic way. Rapid prototyping and mould-making for casting metal items are two examples. Scientists are also printing some very large items directly, such as titanium fuselage frames for their commercial-aircraft programme. Chinese officials also get the maker movement and […]

3D-printing body parts

One of the earliest adopters of 3D printing has been the medical community. We are all different, so it suits the mass customisation that additive manufacturing is so good at. Moreover, doctors already have your CAD file in the form of a medical scan. There have been two approaches: printing parts as implants to repair […]