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Adding New Layers to 3-D Printing

Apr 1, 2016 | 09:15 GMT
A picture of 3-D printed items. Additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3-D printing, will become more prominent in several industries, including aerospace, over the next few years.
Additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3-D printing, will become more prominent in several industries, including aerospace, over the next few years.
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The world is in the early stages of another industrial revolution, one that could reverse some aspects of globalization. Additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3-D printing, as well as intelligent industrial robotics and other software-based manufacturing technologies, are reducing the advantage of low labor costs....

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