In a continued mission to move metal additive manufacturing technologies further into the global manufacturing community, the concurrent efforts to develop new applications while refining processes have brought metal AM into exciting new possibilities beyond the early adopter markets of aerospace and orthopedics. A myriad of economic, political, and technical factors may be forming to create a new significant market for several metal AM technologies in a global industry worth an estimated $11B in the U.S. alone—firearms.

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