In combination with computer-aided design and advances in materials science, additive manufacturing can now produce more complex objects and products beyond prototypes and toys.
3D-printed vehicles attracted a lot of attention at last summer’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, and numerous vendors exhibited in the 3D Printing Marketplace at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and its partners produced both the sports car and Jeep seen at the Chicago event.
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