March 31, 2013
3-D printers manufacture magic | The Clarion-Ledger | clarionledger.com
SAN FRANCISCO — When Ford Motor shows off the latest version of its hybrid car at an Atlanta auto show this month, its drive train and other key parts will be products of a new development process that’s taken hold across corporate America and the world.
Rather than using custom machine tools to build early prototypes of new parts, Ford is now using 3-D printing technology to design and test its engineers’ latest ideas. The new method allows product developers to have a prototype in their hands in as little as a week after they create a new design — compared with a previous wait time of three to four months.
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