A possible look into the future by Auto Desk....
in the lingo of the industry. The most frequently touted solution is additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing. Despite having many impressive runs on the board, AM is yet to win universal acceptance. Is it, as many still claim, just a fad? No, says Autodesk. While Australia may be lagging behind industrial giants like the USA, China, Germany and Japan in the adoption of AM, its small and scattered population, coupled with the logistical problems associated with a preponderance of remotely located industries like mining and agriculture, makes it ideally suited to take up this flexible technology on a grand scale. AM has clearly demonstrated its ability to go further than the economical manufacture of prototypes and short run products. Despite common perceptions, it is also well suited to long run mass production.
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