Fused deposition modeling system used by GROWi to redesign front end of go-kart.Aftermarket innovations promise to enhance consumers’ relationships with the products they love — through personalization, by enabling niche uses, and by solving problems that only become obvious once consumers start using a product en-masse.

GROWit, a California additive manufacturing company, recently illustrated 3D printing’s potential to expand aftermarket offerings. GROWit’s customer is a go-kart maker that needed a redesign for a front-end component susceptible to breaking.

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