3D printing picks up slack from slumping manufacturing

May 14, 2014

3D printing is empowering a new class of entrepreneurs and could help breathe new life into Canada’s manufacturing sector, experts say.

3D products are created by printing repeated layers of material. Manufacturing expert Nigel Southway hopes Canada will start investing in the new technology .

“3D printing...is an opportunity and it's a question of how we embrace that new technology,” says the former Toronto chair of the Society For Manufacturing Engineers.

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