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One of the greatest things about reporting on the world of 3D printing is learning about its more unusual uses.
It’s obvious that 3D printing is changing the way many larger (and smaller) companies create, prototype, and manufacture today as they embrace the benefits of greater speed in production, affordability (often producing parts at a fraction of the cost), and the ability to design and print onsite rather than going through a third party.
We continually follow serious developments within the industrial world, to include automotive, medicine, medical devices, aerospace, construction, art—and so much more—but 3D design and 3D printing together allow for an infinite amount of innovation. Because of that, you never know what’s coming next!
Here’s a good example: blue and white 3D printed porcelain. Delving into the world of textiles and materials, we are able to learn more about the process Olivier van Herpt, a Dutch designer, went through in creating his 3D version of the blue and white delftware which is the Netherlands’ national product—and one with a rich history too.