Japan’s Push for 3D Metal Printing

Japan’s Push for 3D Metal Printing
While American and European companies currently dominate the 3D printing market, a joint venture between the Japanese government and the country’s private sector looks to compete soon.
 
While most 3D printers use plastic print material, the Japanese plan is aimed at printing metals. Starting in 2014, the Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry plans to launch a new research and development initiative that will bring together heavy industry and universities to develop printers capable of producing end use products in metal.
  
Read more at ENGINEERING.com
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