3D Printing

3D printing is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry. Learn how plastics make this technology possible, how it works and when it might arrive at a desktop near you.

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    3D Printing with Plastics Could Transform Our Lives See something made from plastics that you want? Maybe it's a tool you need, a unique gift or just something cool you imagined? 3-D printing could be the solution—opening up the ability for anyone to affordably manufacture plastic items at home. See the Possibilities
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    Professor Plastics: Uses of 3D Printing and Plastics in Manufacturing—Waddup? Wonder what 3-D printing is? Who uses it? Or how it's benefitted healthcare, the military, and filmmaking? Professor Plastics gives you the rundown on the developing world of 3-D printing. Get the Scoop on 3-D Printing
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    A Desktop 3-D Printer in Every Home? From the lab and factory to your desktop. Check out all the cool things you can do with the new kinds of home 3-D printers that are about the size of your microwave. Read How it Can Help You
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    Will 3D Printing Improve Sustainability? Can 3D printing help reduce your environmental footprint? From making only the things you need, to reducing the need for transportation, or even using recycled plastics—there could be a bright future for home manufacturing and 3D printing. Find Out the Answer