China close on heels of the West with 3D printing

04/29/2013 | Economist (tiered subscription model), The

3D manufacturing, touted as one way to revive U.S. industry, is being taken up in China as well. One company, Beijing Longyuan Automated Fabrication System, already has a thriving business working up prototype and other specialized parts, and a 3D machine at the National Laboratory for Aeronautics and Astronautics at Beihang University is making parts for China's commercial aircraft program.

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