Siemens 3D Prints Toughest Christmas Tree Ever
Olaf Rehme, a Siemens researcher within the company’s Corporate Technology division, uses the same super-hard steels that are used in those 3D printed turbine parts to make Christmas trees. The company says this type of steel only begins to melt around 1,300°C, which would make these trees among the toughest in the world.
The company is already finding substantial business opportunity in utilized 3D printing. It says, “If spare parts can be printed out anytime, anywhere, there would be less need for complex spare parts warehousing. 3D printing also makes it possible to produce objects that could not be produced using any other method.”
And based on the following video, they’re already well on their way to new and interesting innovations using a technology that is fascinating many within and outside of the industry.