In their article, TechCruch explores the many ways 3D printing can be used, and how the technology will help solve a variety of different problems in the future.
They report that advances in 3D printing technology like Stratasys's Infinite Build System can change infrastructure for the better. For example, 3D Printers can be used to produce parts for bridges, roads, and other infrastructure projects. They also mention that 3D printers may keep construction workers out of harms-way, because they could be used to build in dangerous places.
Finally, they write that in order for the technology to evolve a lot of different challenges have to be met. Concrete that cures instantly can be used by a customized 3D printer to build roads and streamline those types of projects. And that 3D printing can be used in conjunction with other technologies to make manufacturing and construction easier.
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