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  1. 3D printing

    3D printing is any of various processes used to make a three-dimensional object. In 3D printing, additive processes are used, in which successive layers of material are laid down under computer control. These objects can be of almost any shape or geometry, and are produced from a 3D model or other electronic data source. A 3D printer is a type of industrial robot. 3D printing in the term's original sense refers to processes that sequentially deposit material onto a powder bed with inkjet printer heads. More recently the meaning of the term has expanded to encompass a wider variety of techniques such as extrusion and sintering based processes. Technical standards generally use the term additive manufacturing for this broader sense.

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  1. 3D printing

    Is the variety of computer technology, machinery or processes used to make a three-dimensional object.

    3D printing is currently used in industries including aerospace, architecture, automotive, defense, and medical replacements, among many others.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of 3d printing in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of 3d printing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Amanda Litman:

    No printing, no stamps, nada.

  2. Wendell Phillips:

    What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind.

  3. Alyson Pring:

    You couldn't even do this stuff not too long ago. It's amazing what the 3-D printing can do.

  4. Toby Lanzer:

    Printing money when there is nothing to back the value of that currency usually leads to hyperinflation.

  5. Ido Eylon:

    By 3D printing, it significantly reduces the complexity to make some of the parts and save cost and time.

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