3D printing

Deborah LUPTON

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookEntry for encyclopedia/dictionarypeer-review


    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


    Dive into the research topics of '3D printing'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this