When I am talking and lecturing about the upcoming third manufacturing revolution, I know it will not occur tomorrow. But the signs are already here and we are moving now from individual 3D printers to an array of printers that together will form a mini factory, capable of utilizing various printing technologies, various materials (including metal) and obviously the much anticipated technology of printing a part that the electrical wiring is already inside.
The University of Texas – El Paso’s W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation just secured a $2.2M grant, from the US government’s additive manufacturing program America to develop just that.
For more information read an article from engineering.com: http://bit.ly/1ecRhhG
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