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What is 3D printing? Understanding the technology that's changing the way we manufacture everyday objects

19 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement 3D printing technology is changing the way we manufacture everything from toys and clothes to human tissue.
The process of printing a three-dimensional object is known as additive manufacturing. A computer program tells the printer where to apply thin layers of materials to build a solid object.
Types of 3D printing technologies and processes 3D printing technology dates to the early 1980s, when Japanese inventor Hideo Kodama used UV light to harden plastics to create an object using this additive technology.
Years later, American Scott Crump developed the most...
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