Today, 3D printers are primarily used to create prototypes. But tomorrow serial production will be the major activity. Meanwhile, the technology evolve dramatically and the drop in price.
A second industrial revolution where production is no longer concentrated in large companies, but is in every man’s hand – this is how the greatest enthusiasts describes 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing.
Sure - it is hype. The future will show how close to reality the prophecy is.
But our time is not so bad either! As regard to industrial applications, 3D printing today is a well-established technology with profitable business models. And the trend shows no signs of stopping.