3D Printing: Developing Countries Perspectives

  title={3D Printing: Developing Countries Perspectives},
  author={F. Ishengoma and Adam B. Mtaho},
For the past decade, 3D printing (3DP) has become popular due to availability of low-cost 3D printers such as RepRap and Fab@Home; and better software, which offers a broad range of manufacturing platform that enables users to create customizable products. 3DP offers everybody with the power to convert a digital design into a three dimensional physical object. While the application of 3DP in developing countries is still at an early stage, the technology application promises vast solutions to… Expand
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