About 3D Printing

3D printing is a process where a digital model created using computer-aided design software (CAD)  is turned into a physical three-dimensional object by adding material a layer at a time.

It is also known as additive manufacturing and is changing the way in which we manufacture and create, but not just in industry.

Innovative designs are being used to develop machine parts, prosthetic limbs, sustainable housing and even 3D-printed medications.

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What is 3D Printing Video

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Introduction to 3D Printing

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The 3D Printing Process

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3D Printing Education Guides

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