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Where do you see the future of 3D printing and what are the benefits and risks associated with it?
Posted Date: 09/21/2015
This week's question is based on HDIAC's Spotlight showcasing advances in 3D printing. Additive manufacturing offers easy customization of complex products, and as 3D printing evolves, it is used in various applications, including: developing transplantable organs, surveillance drones, transportation vehicles and lighter weapons. This is a powerful technology, with multiple sectors investing research and development funding; however, there are risks involved with this technology, including infringing copyrights and undetectable multi-material weaponry.
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