Additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM, often referred to as 3D printing) involves fabricating physical objects in successive thin horizontal layers, according to digital models derived from CAD designs, 3-D scans or video games.

Such printing can take place at different scales from nano structures to complete buildings and may involve a wide range of materials: human tissue, electronics, and food as well as traditional industrial product materials such as polymers, metals and ceramics

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