I’m seeing evidence that 3D printing has truly taken hold in advanced manufacturing, at least in some industries.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found a way to harvest free electrical power using 3D printing.
Digital Metal announced the availability of copper material for their metal 3D printer.
Recently I’ve seen several projects using 3D printing to produce highly advanced antennae, and this is likely to be a significant application in the future.
Copper is a relatively rare material in additive manufacturing operations, but that could change in the next few years.
Charles R. Goulding and Adam Friedman examine the use of 3D printing in producing conformal antennas.
Charlie Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider some applications of 3D printing in an upcoming major infrastructure bill.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine how 5G networks can benefit from 3D printed MIMO antennas.