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What is 3D printing?
3D printing, also called additive manufacturing (US site), is a family of processes that produces objects by adding material in layers that correspond to successive cross-sections of a 3D model. Plastics and metal alloys are the most commonly used materials for 3D printing, but it can work on nearly anything – from concrete (US site) to living tissue.
What's 3D printing used for?
Efficiently make one-off parts and create highly complex geometries that are only possible with 3D printing.
3D printing has long been used to quickly create prototypes for visual aids, assembly mockups and presentation models.
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