3D printing paves the way in industries and at home

(Clockwise from top left) Chemtron Business development manager Tony Moochala, Zelta3D co-founder Wong Ming Zheng, Hexar Creations founder Jeremy Wee and 3D Print Singapore co-founders Colin Ouyang and Francis Chang.
(Clockwise from top left) Chemtron Business development manager Tony Moochala, Zelta3D co-founder Wong Ming Zheng, Hexar Creations founder Jeremy Wee and 3D Print Singapore co-founders Colin Ouyang and Francis Chang. ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID, MARK CHEONG, ONG WEE JIN, KHALID BABA

SINGAPORE - A technology that began as a faster way to make prototypes for industrial parts has taken the world by storm and gone mainstream.

Not only has three-dimensional (3D) printing evolved in the last decade to fast-track computer-generated designs into tangible final products that are market-ready, but it has also become so affordable that hobbyists can easily access the technology to make toys and decorative accessories at home.

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