THREE-dimensional printing, RAPID prototyping, INVESTMENTS, and NEW business enterprises
The article discusses history and several aspects of 3-D printing processes. It mentions that Standards, which is used for a wide variety of 3-D printing projects, are developed by ASTM Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies. It also mentions how additive manufacturing allows startups to get new products without heavy investments.
STANDARDS, THREE-dimensional printing, and MANUFACTURED products
The article features the firm Met-L-Flo Inc., which is a service company involved in product design, inspection and metrology, prototyping, bridge tooling, and manufacturing in North America as of July 2016. Also cited are the company's use of standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) in its operation, and the new standards being developed in ASTM Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies.