3D printing

Deborah LUPTON

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Three‐dimensional (3D) printing is a process of fabricating objects using computer‐aided design software and hardware that responds to instructions from the software. This entry provides an overview of 3D printing technologies, including their current and proposed uses. Some of the social, cultural, political, and ethical issues concerning 3D printing are identified and directions for future sociological research on these technologies are outlined
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
EditorsGeorge Ritzer
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9781405165518
ISBN (Print)9781405124331
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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