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What is 3D Printing?

25 March 2013 ...

3D Printing is the latest ‘buzz’ word in the industry used to describe the rapid manufacture of plastic or metal parts using powder bed fusion techniques.  These layer based manufacturing processes are also referred to as Additive Manufacturing (AM), Industrial 3D Printing, Rapid PrototypingAdditive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) and 3D modeling.  Produced directly from 3D CAD data, complexity of design and geometry becomes more achievable enabling designers to create parts in new ways, combining many parts into one and incorporating complex internal structures.  To find out more about our 3D printing service, visit our plastic 3D Printing and metal 3D printing pages.