Ford Motor Co. has created a pretty good video on how it uses 3D printing in its design and engineering efforts.
The example just happens to be a nice plastics application, a new manual transmission shift knob.
The process allows engineers to experience the real look and feel of a part that they are developing for Ford vehicles.
Speaking of 3D printing, here's a fun April Fool's version -- your kid's first 3D printer, for less than $50.
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