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3D printing creates 'something out of nothing'


3D printing, which creates a physical object from a digital file, could signal the start of manufacturing with a mouse click instead of hammers and nails.

Advocates of the technology say that 3-D printing could revolutionize the economics of manufacturing by replacing labour costs involved in mass production, storage and shipping with creativity and imagination.

Daniel Sieberg reports.


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