Adidas is using a unique 3D printing technology to explore the world of custom-crafted midsoles designed to enhance performance in running footwear by ensuring comfort and cushioning while maintaining stability and support.
Align Technologies disrupted dentistry with Invisalign, a 3-D printed alternative to braces – but now the wide availability of additive manufacturing technology threatens their competitive advantage.
Additive manufacturing threatens to fundamentally disrupt the way parts are designed in the aerospace industry – can an established player like Rolls-Royce display enough agility to stay ahead in the market and capitalize on this new technology?
Lumiena, a startup making “smart” LED lighting systems, couldn’t find the processing equipment it needed to make its novel products since the technology didn’t exist. Thanks to additive manufacturing, it made its own equipment, and this was a game-changer until its scalability was called into question.
While Stryker has launched 3D-printed medical implants in the past, it recently made significant investments in additive manufacturing technology that it hopes will make it a leader in the medical technology industry.
GE unleashes the power of Additive Manufacturing
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The essay is about the explosive issues surrounding Defense Distributed, a company that develops virtual blueprints of guns that anyone can download and use to print a gun at home, in a 3d printer. Most importantly, it is about additive manufacturing and its potentially huge impacts in society and does not intend to take a side on any political issue or on the merits of people or organizations represented in it.
There is a large shortage of organs available for lifesaving transplants. As a result medical researchers are turning to 3D bioprinting to address the growing shortage. Swedish start-up Cellink is revolutionizing the bioprinting industry with its innovative bioink, making bioprinting more widely accessible.
Boeing has leveraged additive manufacturing to improve upon its existing production processes. To what extent can Boeing continue to capitalize off of these capabilities and what obstacles stand in its way?