3D printing might not completely displace existing processes but it most certainly rein over several of them. It’s not just the ease of building custom structures and components. 3D printing opens up a whole new world to the designers and structural engineers, to realize designs that were simply not possible before.

Large scale 3D printing of metal and polyurethane is particularly important for the automotive industry but also for ship and yacht building. See why in the following video:

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