3D printing the factory of the future

SLOWLY but surely the sole of a shoe emerges from a bowl of liquid resin, as Excalibur rose from the enchanted lake. And, just as Excalibur was no ordinary sword, this is no ordinary sole. It is light and flexible, with an intricate internal structure, the better to help it support the wearer’s foot. Paired […]

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 […]