Will 3D Printing Change the World?

WHAT IS 3D PRINTING?

You’ve heard of 3D printing from newscasters and journalists, astonished at what they’ve witnessed. A machine reminiscent of the Star Trek Replicator, something magical that can create objects out of thin air. It can “print” in plastic, metal, nylon, and over a hundred other materials. It can be used for making nonsensical little models like the over-printed Yoda, yet it can also print manufacturing prototypes, end user products, quasi-legal gunsaircraft engine parts and even human organs using a person’s own cells.

3d printer collage

 

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