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3D printing. Computer artwork showing how a 3d printer builds a three-dimensional structure. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, creates objects by the successive addition of layers of material. A number of techniques have been developed. Here, the material (red) is being built up layer by later. The first commercial 3D printers were marketed from around 2003.
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