The ways 3D printing is being used

Hannah Williams
Hannah Williams

Hannah Williams

Hannah is Staff Writer. After graduating from the University of Coventry with an English and Journalism degree in 2016, Hannah has since developed an interest in the technology. She has a keen interest in digital transformation, innovative and emerging tech, IoT and women in tech.

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3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is transforming industry.

Using computing for the design process, 3D printing typically refers to making three-dimensional solid objects by layering materials on top of one another. Some may use it during the planning stage, others may use it to develop tools, or architecture and design features - however it's implemented 3D printers have come in handy for a lot of companies.

Although it has increased in popularity over the past three to five years, the 3D printing process goes back as far as the 1980s when the first additive manufacturing equipment was developed.

Here are a few of the most creative 3D printing uses so far.

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