3D printer in an industrial environment

What is 3D printing?

3D printing lets you create a physical object from a digital model. It's used across many industries to create innovate designs, save production costs, and speed up time to market.

3D printing: A short guide

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The story so far

3D printing lets you create a physical object from a digital model – when and where you need it. What started in the 1980s as ‘rapid prototyping’ is now a global industry helping businesses meet the challenges of a new, digital economy.

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3D printing: Take a deeper dive

Want to know more about how 3D printing works? The different technologies? Which materials you can use? Read our complete guide to everything you need to know.

Luis Pascoa, Manager proeffabriek, Volkswagen Autoeuropa

Read 3D printing success stories

Discover how leading businesses benefit from 3D printing, including Heineken, Volkswagen Autoeuropa, and Carl Zeiss Optical Components.