With projects like GE Aviation's 3-D-printed fuel injector ramping up for production and what seems like the entire aerospace industry following suit, over the next couple of years the industry will begin to transition from its roots in polymer prototypes to its future in industrial-strength heavy metals.
With massive project like GE's on the horizon, this market, and the companies that enable it, are primed for a sudden, dramatic growth sport. In the process, many makers of these metal-based additive machines – whether its laser sintering, electron beam melting or any other novel application – are in for a big bump.
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