3D Printing

Vase and furious

While around since the 1980s, 3D printing is gaining popularity for its affordability, production speed and varied offerings

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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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 04, 2021, with the headline Vase and furious. Subscribe