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Significant advances in additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, commonly known as 3D printing, over the past decade have transformed the ways in which products are designed, developed, manufactured, and distributed. 3D printing’s ability and advantages over traditional manufacturing open plenty of opportunities for verticals, spanning from product design and development, customization service, to restructuring of supply chain for higher efficiency.

3D printing(3DP), included in the broader term of‘Additive Manufacture’ (AM),refers to the various processes used in the manufacture of products, by depositing or fusing materials layer by layer.The3D-printing process can, though, date back to the1980s,when additive manufacturing (AM) was practised for rapid prototyping in industrial applications.