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A moving platform for 3D printing can cut waste, costs

April 8, 2021


3D printing has the potential to revolutionize product design and manufacturing in a vast range of fields – from custom components for consumer products, to 3D printed dental products and bone and medical implants that could save lives. However, the process also creates a large amount of expensive and unsustainable waste and takes a long time, making it difficult for 3D printing to be implemented on a wide scale.

Each time a 3D printer produces custom objects, especially unusually shaped products, it also needs to print supports ­ printed stands that balance the object as the printer creates layer by layer, helping maintain its shape integrity.

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