As it turns out, the mining industry has yet to jump on 3D printing as a platform towards cheaper and more efficient production.
“We commonly see cost savings of 50-80% compared with traditional manufacturing and prototyping methods. Time savings can be even greater for parts or tools such as jigs and fixtures that are 3D printed,” stated the managing director of Objective3D, a supplier of Stratasys 3D
Printers, the largest 3D printing brand in the world.”
Other fields of expertise, such as aerospace engineering, have already employed 3D printing to achieve never-before-seen feats.