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Asia yet to grasp full potential of 3D printing

About 90% of the time, 3D printing is used for prototyping

Published Mon, Sep 15, 2014 · 04:09 AM
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A DENTAL crown. A marriage proposal ring box in the form of an HDB flat. Pill prototypes used to set up a packaging process. These are just some of the products that have been made with a 3D printer.

Yet challenges in understanding the full potential of 3D printing still exist in Asia, said Jonathan Jaglom, general manager, Asia Pacific & Japan at Stratasys AP Ltd, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd which manufactures 3D printers and materials.

"It could be that many people know about 3D printing, but when you ask what can be done with the 3D printer, the knowledge is very limited," he told BizIT at the showcase of the world's first and only 3D printer to combine colours with multi-material 3D printing in Singapore.

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