Chicago leads in 3D manufacturing tech

By Chicago Tonight

Mar 31, 2016

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New technologies, especially 3D printing, are what some say will transform American industry, and Chicago is getting on board.

In the city's South Loop, it's a small 3D carving machine appropriately called Carvey that's on the cutting-edge of so-called subtractive manufacturing.

On the city's Southwest Side it's a 3D printer producing large scale metal parts through additive manufacturing that's drawing the attention of aerospace companies. Whether it's additive or subtractive, the digital technology that's creating a range of new products is what industry experts say is the brave new world of manufacturing.

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