ADIDAS – Additive Manufacturing for the Masses

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Adidas has entered the world of additive manufacturing through the introduction of its Futurecraft 4D shoe. With mass customization using 3D printing as the ultimate goal, questions remain whether Adidas will be the first athletic retail company to affordably scale the technology.

How Stryker is using 3D printing to bring personalized medicine to orthopedic surgery

Riding new waves of additive manufacturing and personalization in medicine, Stryker could be poised to offer custom orthopedic implants such as hip replacements and spinal disks. Stryker, a Fortune 500 Michigan-based medical device manufacturer that specializes in orthopedic devices, is increasingly investing in additive manufacturing, signaling a long-term bet on 3D printing as a key to innovation in orthopedic implants.

3-D printing our way to space?

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Additive manufacturing has already begun to revolutionize NASA’s R&D processes, but, despite its innovation potential, NASA must be wary of its application beyond developmental processes.