It’s not the future — it’s the present. And here's the proof. Advances in 3D printing over the past few years have been dynamic, and so has its impact on numerous industries. Everything from medical prosthetics to residential construction to the physical infrastructure of our cities and towns has now been demonstrated to be achievable with the application of this technology. Most, if not all, industries are applying the benefits of 3D printing.
While 3D printing offers numerous advantages, it will not completely displace conventional production methods. It is still a developing technology with hurdles that should be considered when choosing a product development approach. Manufacturers and product designers should view it as a process that complements conventional production.