What is 3D printing?

With news of 3D printed cars, houses and even food, is this the future of manufacturing? The Naked Scientists take a closer look at the workings of 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, and what this might mean for our collective futures. Dr Tim Minshall took Kat Arney through the basics.


Listen to the podcast here.


Read the IfM Review article: 3D printing - The shape of things to come?


Find our more about the research programme 'Bit-by-bit'


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