How High-Tech Firms Are Driving the (3D) Printing Revolution
Leave it to the high-tech industry to finally find the right use for 3D printers, a futurist technology that has fired imaginations for more than three decades even as it struggled to find its practical niche in commercial or consumer markets.
New data from UPS reveal that 70% of high-tech companies have at least some experience using 3D printers. Usage varies from designing new products to making parts that are not in mass production. These devices are not exactly mainstream yet, but successful manufacturers are finding the right applications.