The Technical University of Graz (TU Graz, Austria) has designed a new type of 3D metal printer that utilizes LED light instead of a laser. The main advantage is that parts can be manufactured much faster. This means that the equipment can be used, for instance, during medical surgeries where metal parts are needed. The LED printer is more efficient when it comes to processing metal powder and requires less maintenance as well.

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Author profile picture Maurits Kuypers graduated as a macroeconomist from the University of Amsterdam, specialising in international work. He has been active as a journalist since 1997, first for 10 years on the editorial staff of Het Financieele Dagblad in Amsterdam, then as a freelance correspondent in Berlin and Central Europe. When it comes to technological innovations, he always has an eye for the financial feasibility of a project.