3D printing has talk-radio moment


3D printing, aka additive manufacturing (AM), really is ready for prime time! On Feb. 12, a panel of manufacturing experts presented their take on how 3D printing and additive manufacturing is shaping the future at RAPID and The BIG M, which is also the theme of the upcoming RAPID 2014 and The BIG M trade show.

Host of WJR AM 760 radio Paul W. Smith hosted the panel that included Debbie Holton, director of North American events and industry strategy for the Society Manufacturing Engineers (SME), producers of the RAPID trade show that is now in its 24th year. "RAPID and The BIG M are about bringing ideas to reality," Holton said.

Also on the panel was John Tenbusch, president of Linear Mold & Engineering Inc., a Livonia, MI-based mold designer and builder that also specializes in direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) 3D printing. Two additional panelists were Bryan ...
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