The article presents information on 3D printing electronics, with specific reference to its use in electronics, using new materials and technology. Topics discussed include 3D printing printed circuit boards (PCBs); how PCBs help designers obtain faster prototypes and work in three dimensions; and how 3D printing technology is affecting the way engineers design.
RAPID prototyping, THREE-dimensional printing, and 3-D printers
An interview is presented with Bram De Zwart, founder of three-dimensional (3D) printing service company 3D Hubs. Topics discussed include his background in strategic product design, opportunities to bring 3D manufacturing closer to the end-user, and the company's growth to become the world's largest and fastest-growing network of 3D printers. Also mentioned are the impact of the 3D consumer market on how products are made and consumed and opportunities for manufacturing companies.