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3D printing finally fulfils its promise

Now that the media hype has died down, 3D printing has entered into a phase of maturity. Technical processes have evolved at the same time as the price of printers has dropped. Resins, steel, ceramics etc. - the range of "printable" materials has widened. From rapid prototyping to the production of components in small series, the uses of 3D printing have multiplied in the health, jewellery, architecture, automobile and aeronautics sectors.
3D printing builds homes
9 Feb, 2017 09:00 am
3D printing builds homes

Buildings created using industrial 3D printers reflects the promise that the technology holds for the construction industry.

3D printers for skin grafts
30 Jan, 2017 09:00 am
3D printers for skin grafts

A team of Spanish scientists has synthesised a human skin replacement material with 3D printing that can be used for tissue grafts and other...

Transportation industry set to adopt 3D printing
7 Oct, 2016 10:09 am
Transportation industry set to adopt 3D printing

3D printing was always expected to disrupt automotive and aerospace manufacturing, but the technology also looks likely to be used in the transportation infrastructure industry thanks...

U.S. company sells 3D printer for less than $300
23 Sep, 2016 09:51 am
U.S. company sells 3D printer for less than $300

U.S.-based XYZprinting has launched what it claims is the most affordable 3D printer available in retail channels - for just $290.

3D printing and the new space exploration
26 Jan, 2015 10:08 am

At NASA we have brought about a technology breakthrough by creating the first items to ever be 3D printed in space. We believe this work will enable a significant transformation in the success and sustainability of exploration beyond Earth.

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