3D printing

or 3-D printing

[ three-dee prin-ting ]
/ ˈθriˈdi ˈprɪn tɪŋ /


a printing process that involves making three-dimensional objects from digital models by applying many thin layers of quick-drying material on top of each other.

Origin of 3D printing

First recorded in 1980–85
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