Topics on today’s podcast:
Replacement Parts – In November, both Mercedes and Whirlpool announced that they are 3D printing replacement parts. Will 3D Printing make just-in-time production possible for replacement parts on older models?
Medical – Stratasys printers team up with Materialise for FDA approved Mimics software. Not only did Stratasys receive Materialise certification, but FormLabs and Ultimaker did too.
Air Quality – A two-year study announced FDM 3D printers are killing people with nanoparticles in the air. Is this really a big deal?
FormNext – The German RepRap LAM printer is another example of a maker-targeted company pivoting to a niche market, as well as a new 3D printing technology using liquid vulcanization.