The idea is simple: Rather than keeping an inventory of parts for repairs, a business could keep an endless database of digital files.
Technology advances are fueling plenty of hype, but the sustainability benefits aren’t easy to quantify.
3D printing has great potential for sustainability. For human health, not so much — yet.
Inside the pluses and minuses of additive manufacturing.
It’s not just about "doing it yourself," or about how things get made. The maker movement is about revolutionizing how we reimagine things, prototype them and distribute them to the world.
What would Mother Nature choose as a material from which to print high performance objects?
Made In Space worked with the agency to show what additive manufacturing can do among the stars and on the blue planet.
The convergence of nature and technology can allow humans to reassemble what was scattered by the Industrial Revolution, say experts.