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Building a faster, more versatile 3-D printer with chemistry (video)

American Chemical Society

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 -- 3-D printing has inspired visions of manufacturing revolutions but is currently held back by inefficiency and the underwhelming quality of available materials. Innovators at the California startup Carbon say they have overcome these barriers with a blend of chemistry and engineering. In the first video of Speaking of Chemistry's five-stop road trip through the Golden State, Matt Davenport explains how Carbon is improving 3-D printing. Check out the video here:


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