How does 3D printing work?

August 10, 2015

Medical Parts like hearing aids, braces and other body parts can be 3D printed. Here’s a short video to explain how.

Dr Martin Leary from the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering explains how 3D printing works in a short video, as part of RMIT’s “How Things Work” YouTube series.

For more details, and for a transcript of the video, visit the RMIT website.

This video was first published by RMIT University on 3 December 2014 as part of RMIT’s “How Things Work” YouTube series.

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  1. Excellent points Anna. But a trade mission during the Howard era in fact found that the best equivalent nation in terms of tehcnology and transfer was Denmark and that we should adopt some of those polices. Unfortunately Johnnie did not like the fact we did not resemble the UK instead and so refused to take on the recommendations as I undersatnd he perceived these to be too socialist-like…. cest la vie… unless we change our mindset from a simple mediavel market mentality, where bigger market players always win, we are never going to address this problem as a tiny insignificant island nation – now a true banana republic thanks to Paul Keatings measures to try and make us an economic Davo against Goliath – away from all the bigger markets.

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