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Has 3D printing lived up to the hype?

Peter Day asks whether 3D printing has lived up to the hype and revolutionised the way things are made.

Peter Day takes a close look at the progress of 3D printing in manufacturing 5 years on from the first programme he made about this new way of making things. Back then there was much hype and excitement about its potential to revolutionise traditional manufacturing. From aircraft parts to cartilage in knees, Peter discovers 3D printing's current range and uses and asks whether it's really lived up to its early promise.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

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30 minutes


  • Thu 1 Sep 2016 20:30
  • Sun 4 Sep 2016 21:30

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