Klaus Stadlmann made the world’s smallest 3D printer. This is an affordable desktop printer with a high printing resolution. His example is to use this technology to print hearing aids. You go to the shop, they scan your ear and the data is send to the printer. After a couple of hours the hearing aids are ready and the electronics can be attached to it. Now it’s ready to use. This way you can have your hearing aid in one day.
Now it takes 5 days before you have your hearing aid. After a scan of your ear the data is send to a printing company. When it’s printed they need to ship it back and the assembly of the electronics can begin.
There will be a lot of applications where this can be used to speed up the process and save money from shipping costs.
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