This Is Plastics: A New Dimension of Printing


A New Dimension of Printing

3D printing is opening many possibilities to improve lives: physically, financially and more.


Top 3 Takeaways

3D printing is a type of additive manufacturing. “Additive” means the finished product is built using layers of material—typically plastic. This type of manufacturing helps improve sustainability efforts and cut costs, as it uses only as much material as the final product requires and typically produces little waste.

It’s being used to create dental crowns, hearing aids, movie sets, fashion items, toys—the list goes on and on. Let’s take a look at some of the ways 3D printing is making a positive impact on plastics manufacturing, the healthcare and automotive industries, and so much more.

X-ray image being held by a doctor
bottle of prescription pills
partially 3D-printed skull
Front of an airplane sitting on the tarmac

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