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From dental braces to astronauts’ seats

Ever since 3D printing—the ability to construct solid objects by building them up, a layer at a time, in plastic or metal—hit public consciousness a couple of years ago, comment has veered towards two extremes. Fans, often in America, insist it will have a dramatic impact, undermining the economics of mass production and repatriating jobs to the West. According to the Harvard Business Review, “China will have to give up on being the mass-manufacturing powerhouse of the world.” Critics denounce it as overblown hype—“a gimmick” according to Terry Gou, the boss of Foxconn, a manufacturing giant in China: he says he will start spelling

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07 Sep
SolidWild @SolidWild
Fans of 3D printing insist it will have a dramatic impact, undermining the economics of mass production and... http://t.co/dXQVT48IMp
07 Sep
3D Print Forum @3DPrinterForum
Realistic and interesting article in the Economist on #3DPrinting growth and impact on traditional manufacturing http://t.co/NRZGjSDhn7