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September 3, 2012

[Infographic] A brief history of 3D printing

The inception of 3D printing can be traced back to 1976, when the inkjet printer was invented. In 1984, adaptations and advances on the inkjet concept morphed the technology from printing with ink to printing with materials. In the decades since, a variety of applications of 3D printing technology have been developed across several industries.

The following is a brief history of the major milestones along the way.

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