3-D Printing Spurs Manufacturing Revolution

September 15, 2010 - An outgrowth of computer design driven rapid prototyping, 3D printing, is giving rise to a string of never-before-possible businesses that are selling prosthetic limbs, surgical and dental implants, along with phone cases, lamps, doorknobs, jewelry, handbags, perfume bottles, clothing and architectural models. And while some wonder how successfully the technology will make the transition from manufacturing applications to producing consumer goods, its use is exploding. Read the full story by Ashlee Vance at NYTimes.

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