|Additive manufacturing (3D Printing)|
Historically used for prototyping purposes, additive manufacturing (3D printing) is gradually being introduced into the manufacture of end products. The advantage of using 3D printing is nevertheless limited to specific cases where its control can lead to a strong competitive advantage in the industry and to considerable progress in the field of health. Research tends to improve 3D printing techniques and their fields of application. 3D printing could have a significant economic impact in the future.