Using 3D printing, It only takes a few hours to create faithful prototypes from a variety of materials. Photograph: Pöppelman Famac

Using 3D printing, It only takes a few hours to create faithful prototypes from a variety of materials. Photograph: Pöppelman Famac

Creating a finished product – layer by layer

Giving shape to an idea

3D printers in the United States are now producing custom-dosed tablets – Photograph: Aprecia Pharmaceuticals

3D printers in the United States are now producing custom-dosed tablets – Photograph: Aprecia Pharmaceuticals

Fast, flexible and cost-effective: 3D printing adds a fresh impetus to the world of packaging. Photograph: Pöppelman Famac

Fast, flexible and cost-effective: 3D printing adds a fresh impetus to the world of packaging. Photograph: Pöppelman Famac

Stop prototyping – start production

Made by a 3D printer: perfect soles for running shoes – and we can already look forward to 3D production processes with even better bulk manufacturing qualities. Photo: adidas

Made by a 3D printer: perfect soles for running shoes – and we can already look forward to 3D production processes with even better bulk manufacturing qualities. Photo: adidas

Fancy some freshly printed pasta? Photograph: Barilla

Fancy some freshly printed pasta? Photograph: Barilla

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