3D printing gets £15m from state

UK businesses have been awarded £14.7m to develop projects that take advantage of pioneering 3D printing technology. Business secretary Vince Cable said the government would put in £8.4m, alongside an additional £6.3m of private investment. The funding will help businesses to develop new uses for the technology in healthcare and energy, such as facial implants for patients who have suffered head injuries and personalised components for hip replacements.