3D printers have ushered in a new revolution for a myriad of industries, including automotive, manufacturing, aerospace, agriculture, and construction. The same can be said about the energy industry, with more plants and power generators turning to 3D printers as an invaluable tool for prototyping and production.
Additive manufacturing has allowed the power industry to produce complex components, use fewer materials, reduce waste, and lower energy consumption — leading to higher production efficiency and a smaller carbon footprint.
According to a recent report from GlobalData, additive manufacturing has a myriad of applications, including conventional power, rechargeable batteries, solar panels, wind/gas turbines, and more.
In this roundup, we will take a look at some of the exciting ways the power industry has used the versatile technology.