Additive manufacturing continues to be a sexy topic of conversation, and our industry (steel foundries) continues to discuss when and how it will be rolled out in a significant way. Right now the sense among all the bigwigs is that price is still too high, production too slow, and commercial viability in terms of replacing current foundry processes is still a few years away.

It’s an important development to watch though. Here’s the latest report on where the 3D Printing industry is heading: