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3D printers are used extensively in engineering, architecture and product design – and now they’re being embraced by the US army. In order to cut the costs of acquiring spare parts for weapons and equipment, the US military is currently developing its own rapid prototyping device. This small 3D printer is cheaper and lighter than many existing models and can replicate parts for the sensitive instruments and systems used by the military.

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