What are some 3D printing companies?


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Makerbot and Shapeways are some 3D printing companies that consumers can use. Other 3D-printing companies include commercial printing companies such as 3D Systems and Blue Ring Technologies.

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Consumers can get access to 3D printing device manufacturers such as Makerbot Industries to create many items for personal use such as jewelry and mugs. Makerbot uses fused deposition modeling, or FDM, printing technology and sells an actual desktop 3D printer for personal use at Home Depot retail stores and online at HomeDepot.com or Makerbot.com. Shapeways offers 3D printing services and a marketplace of designs to download and print.

Small businesses can use 3D printing services from companies like Blue Ring Technologies and 3D Systems. 3D Systems offers multiple printing options such as Selective Laser Sintering, or SLS. SLS printing allows for printing items made with premium, full-strength material such as stainless steel or ceramic.

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