This incredible technology isn't just tied up in the engineering world anymore. It's impacting
a large number of industries, and is becoming more and more relevant to consumers.
Being able to take a data file and "print" a physical object may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but today it's a reality. How does it actually work? Here is a primer.
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3D Printing has already transformed the dental and prosthetics industries. Are improved organ transplants next?
How automakers like General Motors are using 3D Printing technology.
From wax to plastic to metal, 3D Printing materials have (almost) all the possibilities covered.
When any object can be scanned and reproduced, how will copyrights, patents, and trademarks be affected?
Hollywood production companies are applying 3D Printing technology to costume and set design.
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Jay Leno's Garage
3D Printing: The Game Changer—FARO Technologies
How 3D Printing Works—Assa Ashuach Studio
Printing a Medical Revolution—Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Is 3D Printing Road-Ready?—NextEngine
3D Scanners Substance Before Form—EADS
3D Printing and Intellectual Property—Shapeways
3D Printing on the Silver Screen—Courtesy of Marvel Studios