3-D Printing in the Real World [SLIDESHOW]

Additive manufacturing may have gotten its start printing prototypes in the lab, but its most significant impact is taking hold in the real world.

Every day, savvy manufacturers, designers and visionaries are bringing new 3-D printed products, components and finished goods to the market, offering consumers designs, functionality and quality never before possible. As they do, the sci-fi daydreams of customization and design perfection are slowly coming to life.

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