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10 Ways 3-D Printing Will Blow Your Mind

10 Ways 3-D Printing Will Blow Your Mind

36 pencil bowl made by 3-D printing
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3-D printing is hot. No longer an industry secret, the technology is transforming everything from medicine to home goods. With desktop models priced at about $2,000, more people are tinkering with consumer 3-D printing.

The global market for additive manufacturing products and services in 2012 grew 28.6 percent to $2.2 billion, according to an annual report from Wohlers.

"We have yet to conceive what will happen," said Ed Morris, director of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII).

Click to see how 3-D printing, which was on display at this year's RAPID conference in Pittsburgh, is changing industries.

By CNBC's Heesun Wee; Follow her on Twitter @heesunwee
Posted 18 June 2013

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