3D Printing: New Disruptive Fabrication Technologies for a Novel Design Approach

Some manufacturing technologies and tools that were only used in

pre-production or prototyping for a long time have become

state-of-the-art for mass production. 3D printing is one such

technology. Lighting designer, Ruairí O’Brien, stated that, in his

opinion, this could be a risk for the business of traditional luminary

manufacturers if they don’t adapt. In response, we asked the

specialists in this field, Claudio Pucci, designer, and Eng.D. Enrico

Cozzoni (PhD), senior scientist and aerospace engineer at Grado

Zero Espace to write an article to explain what state-of-the-art

really is, what is possible, where the current limits are, and what the

prospects are.

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