3D printing (3DP) or additive manufacturing is a process. Where a three dimensional object is created by laying down successive layers of material. 3DP is well suited for co-creation, open innovation, and mass customization. It is gaining currently in a number of industries including aerospace and defense, automotive and healthcare, etc.,
3D Printing is democratizing production as customers themselves can manufacture products wherever they are at home, office or school. In a way 3D Printing is bringing manufacturing to non-manufacturers the way PCs brought computing to non-traditional environments.