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Researchers developing a 3D-printing process in Sheffield, UK, claim that it will be able to make parts as cheaply and rapidly as injection molding. A Colombian designer used a 3D printer to model pediatric artificial limbs that use fanciful Lego designs, such as a laser-blasting spaceship. And a 3-year-old Chinese girl whose head was three times the normal size now lives a normal life thanks to a 3D-printed skull implant.

Norbert Sparrow

July 23, 2015

1 Min Read
How 3D printing is changing the world in five slides

In this slide show, we feature five recent 3D-printing breakthroughs that rocked our world and, we believe, will amaze you, as well. Yes, the technology has its limitations, but it's becoming increasingly difficult to make the case that it is overhyped.

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Norbert Sparrow

Editor in chief of PlasticsToday since 2015, Norbert Sparrow has more than 30 years of editorial experience in business-to-business media. He studied journalism at the Centre Universitaire d'Etudes du Journalisme in Strasbourg, France, where he earned a master's degree.


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