Digital manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing (see our April 2011 post on 3D printing), is a technology that is evolving into an industrial production technology. It now allows to produce objects that are far more evolved and cheaper that those that could be produced by conventional manufacturing processes – and one customized piece at a time.
Not convinced? Just watch this 3 minutes video. It says it all and demonstrates one of the most complex and customized products that is manufactured: a prosthetic leg. Enjoy!
Here is the link if you can’t see the video above. Enjoy!