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Materials of 3D Printing: Past, Present and Future

Posted March 22, 2016 12:00 AM by SavvyExacta

Many materials can be used for 3D printing. The variety and performance of modern materials require new printing techniques, and today's 3D printing materials empower manufacturers with customizable material properties, impromptu composite material formulations, and a wide palette of colors, among other advantages.

Read more about the history of 3D printing.

Back in February some members of the CR4 team gave a live 3D printing demonstration. Learn about the filament that was used to print a NASA space wrench in the blog post and video.

As 3D printing continues to evolve, more materials will be available. Wikipedia lists some of the specialty materials, including one that imitates wood in both appearance and texture.

What are some materials you'd like to 3D print with? Post in the comments below.


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