What's holding back growth of 3D printing and additive manufacturing?

Jim O'Donnell for TechTarget:  The era of 3D printing and additive manufacturing may be just around the corner, but the industry needs to coalesce for it to grow to scale, according to panel at Rapid + TCT conference.

The era of 3D printing and additive manufacturing always seems imminent, but it never quite materializes. This notion may finally be on the way out, however, as the manufacturing industry continues to shift to digital technology.

The turning point may be near, according to a panel keynote discussion at the Rapid + TCT 3D printing and additive manufacturing conference and tradeshow held last week in Pittsburgh.

One reason may be that major corporations are starting to sink real money and resources into 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology, which is helping to shift the view of it as a playground for prototyping and hobbyists.  Full Article:

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