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Printing success: why intellectual property is key to large-scale 3D printing

April 18, 2019 / Mark Sugden

Quick, cost effective, efficient – more and more businesses are using 3D printing to carve out a niche in their sector, particularly if their product or service requires customisation. Recent advances in additive manufacturing technology, combined with the industry’s drive to reduce costs, has encouraged its use in a wide range of applications.  Once primarily used for rapid prototyping, it is increasingly used to make added value products for high-value industrial applications. Businesses with access to 3D-printing systems are able to get their products to market more quickly, while improving process efficiency and enabling shorter production runs of customised products.