A responsible preview of 3D printing

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Nashua, NH3D printing has set the manufacturing world on fire. Seemingly overnight, manufacturers are rethinking their future with the prospects of this powerful processing tool.

It’s not all golden, however. The hype in the popular media overwhelms the reality of the process in practical applications. A new article from Quartz, a digitally native news outlet created in 2012, is a more responsible look at what the near future may be like: 3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents by Christopher Mims.