Watch our video interview with David Jarvis from the European Space Agency who is coordinating the pan-European AMAZE project. At the end of the 5-year endeavour, Europe should have a proper metal 3D printing infrastructure to serve not only the aerospace industry but also, for example, nuclear fusion.
We have talked about why is 3D printing of metal so complicated and what it would require to 3D print at the International Space Station.
Everyone in the industry seems excited about the new technology promising creating bespoke alloys with unprecedented qualities and tuning designs in a way that has so far been impossible. Is the third industrial revolution really coming?
You can also read our full article here: http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2013/oct/metal-3d-printing.cfm