What is 3D Printing

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The Wonders of 3D Printing

3D Printing is a form of additive manufacturing where a material is added layer by layer to form a 3D model. The process will take a digital design from your computer and turn it into a real, physical object. 3D Printers are used by designers, engineers and hobbyists to turn their ideas from concepts to reality.

Where is 3D Printing used?

3D printing is used in the following practical ways:

  • Medical procedures: Custom hearing aids, braces, body parts
  • Research
  • Product prototyping
  • Historic preservation
  • Architectural engineering construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Food 
  • Automotive and aerospace industries: Airbus, NASA
  • Accessories

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