Definition of 3D printing in English:

3D printing

Syllabification: 3D print·ing


A process for making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many successive thin layers of a material: if you use 3D printing for prototypes you will simply be able to go to market faster
More example sentences
  • If 3D printing is something that excites you, get ready for a rush.
  • As a manufacturing process, 3D printing is what is known as an "additive" technology.
  • There are vast logistics for 3D printing to tackle in order to challenge the supply chain in such a way.


3D printer

More example sentences
  • The best part is that you don't need access to a 3D printer.
  • It is based on rapid prototyping technology commonly used to manufacture plastic components from computer-generated blueprints - effectively a form of 3D printer.
  • She designs her stuff on a computer, sometimes writing programs to help figure out the weird dimensionality of the objects, then prints it on a 3D printer.

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